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After Aaron Judge’s nine-year contract, take a look at the New York Yankees’ payroll in 2023

Aaron Judge, a highly sought-after outfielder for the New York Yankees, has received a big new contract. The action follows weeks of what many believed would be a fruitless cat-and-mouse game with the star.

During the month of November, Judge turned down a qualifying offer that would have paid him $213.5 million over the course of seven years.

As opposed to that, Judge will receive a massive $360 million from the New York Yankees over the following nine years. He is now the position player with the most fantastic lifetime salary.

Aaron Judge’s rumors

Judge was rumored to choose to sign with the San Francisco Giants. The franchise spent a lot of time recruiting Judge, who was raised in the adjacent Linden, California, Giants’ fan base. He ultimately made the decision to remain in the Bronx, though.

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The New York Yankees’ salary is anticipated to top $200 million in 2023 thanks to the huge deal. The New York Mets, who are projected to have a payroll of roughly $300 million, are the only team ahead of them in this league.

Starting pitcher Gerrit Cole is paid second to Aaron Judge on the roster. With the New York Yankees, Cole will be in the fourth year of a nine-year contract and will be eligible for a $36 million salary in 2023.

Giancarlo Stanton, who will receive $32 million this year, will be paid third. The Yankees won’t start receiving payment from the Miami Marlins for inheriting his sizable contract until 2026.

Third baseman Josh Donaldson will be the final athlete to earn more than $20 million in 2023. Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Donaldson were involved in the Gary Sanchez to Minnesota Twins transaction that brought Donaldson to the New York Yankees last year.

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The Yankees are still obligated to pay Donaldson $21 million in 2023 even though he only had 15 home runs, 62 RBIs, and a batting average of.222 last season.

The total cost of player wages for the New York Yankees in 2023 is projected to be $261 million. Over half of that is made up of Cole, Judge, and Stanton, so they will be looking for strong seasons from the trio.

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