Yankees Offseason Tracker

This page will document the 2018-19 Yankees offseason from a player management standpoint.

Last updated: December 13, 2018

Signings

  • Dec. 13, 2018 – Signed LHP J.A. Happ to 2-year, $34 million deal with $17 million vesting option for 2021.
  • Nov. 21, 2018 – Signed RHP Dallas Martinez to MiLB deal.
  • Nov. 10, 2018 – Signed INF Gio Urshela to MiLB deal and invited him to Spring Training.
  • Nov. 10, 2018 – Signed C Francisco Díaz to MiLB deal and invited him to Spring Training.
  • Nov. 7, 2018 – Signed C Ryan Lavarnway to MiLB deal and invited him to Spring Training.
  • Nov. 6, 2018 – Signed LHP CC Sabathia to 1-year, $8 million deal.
  • Oct. 31, 2018 – Signed OF Brett Gardner to 1-year, $7.5 million deal.

Trades

  • Nov. 28, 2018 – Traded INF Ronald Torreyes to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
  • Nov. 21, 2018 – Acquired OF Tim Locastro from Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for RHP Drew Finley and cash considerations.
  • Nov. 20, 2018 –  Acquired RHP Jefry Valdez from Colorado Rockies in exchange for RHP Jordan Foley.
  • Nov. 19, 2018 – Acquired LHP James Paxton from Seattle Mariners in exchange for LHP Justus Sheffield, RHP Erik Swanson and OF Dom Thompson-Williams.

Other Transactions

  • Nov. 26, 2018 – Claimed RHP Parker Bridwell off waivers from Los Angeles Angels.
  • Nov. 26, 2018 – Designated INF Ronald Torreyes for assignment.
  • Nov. 20, 2018 – Selected the contract of RHP Joe Harvey to 40-man roster.
  • Oct. 31, 2018 – Declined club option of OF Brett Gardner.

Free Agents

  • LHP Zach Britton
    • Last contract: 1-year, $12,000,000, final arbitration with Orioles
    • 2018 stats: 2-0, 3.10 ERA (4.22 FIP), 140 ERA+
  • INF Adeiny Hechavarría
    • Last contract: 1-year, $5.9 million with Rays (player won arbitration)
    • 2018 stats: .247/.279/.345 (67 wRC+), 6 HR, 31 RBI
  • RHP George Kontos
    • Last contract: 1-year, $2.7 million with Pirates (avoided arbitration)
    • 2018 stats: 2-3, 4.39 ERA (5.60 FIP), 95 ERA+
  • RHP Lance Lynn (Signed 3-year, $30 million deal with Texas)
  • OF Andrew McCutchen (Signed 3-year, $50 million deal with Philadelphia)
  • RHP David Robertson
    • Last contract: 4-year, $46 million with White Sox in 2014
    • 2018 stats: 8-3, 3.23 ERA (2.97 FIP), 136 ERA+
  • OF Shane Robinson (Signed minor-league deal with Philadelphia)
  • INF Neil Walker
    • Last contract: 1-year, $4 million with Yankees
    • 2018 stats: .219/.309/.354 (81 wRC+), 11 HR, 46 RBI

Arbitration

Arbitration estimates from MLBTradeRumors.com

  • RHP Dellin Betances
    • 2018 salary: $5.1 million
    • 2019 projection: $6.4 million
  • 1B Greg Bird
    • 2018 salary: $582K
    • 2019 projection: $1.5 million
  • RHP Sonny Gray
    • 2018 salary: $6.5 million
    • 2019 projection: $9.1 million
  • SS Didi Gregorius
    • 2018 salary: $8.25 million
    • 2019 projection: $12.4 million
  • CF Aaron Hicks
    • 2018 salary: $2.825 million
    • 2019 projection: $6.2 million
  • RHP Tommy Kahnle
    • 2018 salary: $1.3125 million
    • 2019 projection: $1.5 million
  • LHP James Paxton
    • 2018 salary: $4.9 million
    • 2019 projection: $9 million
  • C Austin Romine
    • 2018 salary: $1.1 million
    • 2019 projection: $2 million
  • RHP Luis Severino
    • 2018 salary: $604.975K
    • 2019 projection: $5.1 million
  • INF Ronald Torreyes (Traded to Chicago Cubs on Nov. 28)

Pre-Arbitration

  • 3B Miguel Andújar
    • 2018 salary: $546K
  • RHP Chad Green
    • 2018 salary: $570.8K
  • RHP Jonathan Holder
    • 2018 salary: $554K
  • RF Aaron Judge
    • 2018 salary: $622.3K
  • LHP Jordan Montgomery
    • 2018 salary: $580.45K
  • C Gary Sánchez
    • 2018 salary: $620.4K
  • INF Gleyber Torres
    • 2018 salary: $545K
  • 1B Luke Voit
    • 2018 salary: $545K

Minor League Free Agents:

H/T PinstripedProspects.com for the list.

  • 3B Ángel Aguilar
  • 3B Daniel Barrios
  • OF Quintin Berry Retired
  • LHP Ryan Bollinger MiLB deal with SD
  • LHP Havid Burgos
  • INF Bruce Caldwell
  • C/INF Wilkin Castillo
  • RHP Luis Cedeño
  • C Kellin Deglan
  • C Francisco Díaz Re-signed MiLB deal with NYY
  • LHP Chaz Hebert
  • INF Rey Navarro
  • C Chace Numata MiLB deal with Detroit
  • C Victor Rey
  • INF Gio Urshela Re-signed MiLB deal with NYY
  • QB Russell Wilson

Signed:

  • LHP J.A. Happ
    • Last contract: 3-year, $36 million in 2015 with Blue Jays
    • 2018 stats: 17-6, 3.65 ERA (3.98 FIP), 117 ERA+
    • New contract: 2-year, $34 million with $17 million vesting option for 2021.
  • INF Gio Urshela
    • Last contract: 1-year, salary unknown (MiLB) with Blue Jays
    • 2018 stats: .307/.340/.475 (129 wRC+) (AAA – 27 games w/ SWB)
    • New contract: 1-year, salary unknown (MiLB) w/ Spring Training invite
  • C Francisco Díaz
    • Last contract: 1-year, salary unknown (MiLB) with Yankees
    • 2018 stats: .275/.381/.333, 1 HR, 33 RBI
    • New contract: 1-year, salary unknown (MiLB) w/ Spring Training invite
  • Ryan Lavarnway
    • Last contract: 1-year, $545K with Pirates
    • 2018 Stats:
      • .667/.667/.833 (320 wRC+) (MLB – 6 games)
      • .288/.375/.485 (145 wRC+) (AAA – 77 games)
    • New contract: 1-year, $545K w/ Spring Training invite
  • LHP CC Sabathia
    • Last contract: 1-year, $10 million with Yankees
    • 2018 stats: 9-7, 3.65 ERA (4.16 FIP), 120 ERA+
    • New contract: 1-year, $8 million
  • OF Brett Gardner – $12.5M team option$2M buyout
    • Last contract: 4-year, $52 million in 2015 with Yankees
    • 2018 stats: .236/.322/.368 (90 wRC+), 12 HR, 45 RBI
    • New contract: 1-year, $7.5 million

 

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