DJ LeMahieu does not accept $18.9 million qualifying offer from Yankees, becomes free agent

As expected, DJ LeMahieu did not accept the qualifying offer from the Yankees worth $18.9 million for the 2021 season. The infielder had until 5 p.m. Wednesday to take the contract, but now becomes a free agent. The Yankees will get compensation in the form of a draft pick if LeMahieu signs with another team.So, what now for LeMahieu and the Yankees?The Bombers are obviously not out of the running to land LeMahieu again. Arguably their most valuable player the last two seasons, LeMahieu agreed he had his two best seasons with the Yankees and has consistently said he would like to be back. The …

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