Published: Sun, January 13, 2019
Sports | By Juana Wells

Rosenthal: The Yankees are now out on Manny Machado, right? Well…

Rosenthal: The Yankees are now out on Manny Machado, right? Well…

Even though the Dodgers didn't end up signing LeMahieu, they have to be pleased to see the two-time All-Star, three-time Gold Glove Award victor and 2016 National League batting champion leave the NL West.

However, Nightengale believes it is unlikely that the Yankees extend an offer.

One knock on LeMaheiu many will argue is that most of his offensive accomplishments, including his batting title in 2016 are a product of playing half his games at Coors Field.

In 128 games last season, LeMahieu, a right-handed hitter, batted.276 with a career-high 15 homers.

The Yankees have signed free-agent second basement DJ LeMahieu, giving them an abundance of infielders. The YES Network's Jack Curry was the first to report on the deal. Plus, the White Sox offer what the Phillies can not: the opportunity for Machado to play alongside brother-in-law Yonder Alonso and good friend and winter workout buddy Jon Jay, the opportunity to unite the "Miami Baseball Brotherhood".

According to Jon Heyman of FanCred, a mystery team may be in negotiations with Machado, joining the two previous favorites in the Philadelphia Phillies and the Chicago White Sox. Machado entered the offseason expected to get much closer to $300 million as a 26-year-old with multiple All-Star appearances and Gold Gloves on his resume. He can help that team out ...

Their infield also includes rising stars Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar at second and third bases, respectively. Though the Phillies just hired a coach who's been described as Machado's mentor.

There's going to be a lot of shuffling around in the infield but offensively LeMaheiu should fit in nicely at the bottom of the Yankees lineup.

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The Yankees don't have a glaring need for Machado, so many will jump to the conclusion that they've moved on from Machado. I would be surprised if he went to the Yankees now.

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