Yankees’ addition of DJ LeMahieu casts more doubt on potential Manny Machado signingJanuary 11, 2019
.A lukewarm pursuit of Manny Machado might have just gone cold for the New York Yankees
On Friday, the Yankees and infielder D.J. LeMahieu agreed on a two-year, $24 million contract, first reported by the YES Network’s Jack Curry.
And that surprising deal for a versatile infielder and former NL batting champ further jams Machado’s route to the Bronx.
Last week, the Yankees signed veteran Troy Tulowitzki, with the idea that he’d open the season at shortstop in place of Didi Gregorius (Tommy John surgery), who is not expected to return until June at the earliest.
That kept Gleyber Torres at second base and Miguel Andujar at third, but LeMahieu's addition seems to indicate that Torres will see time at short as well. LeMahieu has also played 41 games at third base in his eight-year career.
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