Aaron Judge has decided to remain at the Yankees, agreeing to a nine-year, $360 million contract with the team, sources confirmed on Wednesday. This comes after the 30-year-old player entered free agency at the conclusion of the season.
Judge enjoyed a historic season with the Yankees, hitting an American League record of 62 home runs, thereby breaking the record set by Roger Maris in 1961. In addition, Judge hit .311/.425/.686 with an American League-leading 131 RBIs, thereby earning his first MVP award.
“We’d love to have our player back,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said of Judge. “We would love to continue to call him our player every step of the way as he follows what looks like — as long as nothing happens — a career path that will lead him to Cooperstown. I would like him to be in pinstripes every step of the way.”
The star outfielder was drafted by the Yankees as the 32nd overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft. He has since been named an All-Star on four occasions and has 220 homers and 497 RBIs to his name.