New York Yankees and slugger Aaron Decide have reportedly agreed on a nine-year deal value $360 million, sources advised ESPN, The Athletic senior author Ken Rosenthal and MLB Community insider Jon Morosi on Wednesday.
The slugger comes off a historic season with the Yankees. Regardless of shedding the American League Championship Sequence to the eventual World Sequence Champions the Houston Astros, Decide was voted the American League’s MVP
Final season the 30-year-old hit 62 house runs, breaking Roger Maris’ single-season American League house run document. Maris hit 61 house runs 61 years in the past in 1961, breaking Babe Ruth’s document of 60 set in 1927.
Barry Bonds set the foremost league document with 73 house runs in 2001.
The opposite two gamers to hit extra house runs than Decide in a season are Mark McGwire (who did so twice) and Sammy Sosa (thrice).
Decide completed his stellar 2022 season main Main League Baseball in house runs (62), RBIs (131) and runs (133) in 157 video games.
Decide was additionally simply 5 factors away on his batting common from incomes a historic Triple Crown. If the Yankees slugger beat out Luis Arreaz’s .316 mark, he would have change into solely the second particular person together with Micky Mantle to hit for baseball’s Triple Crown within the season they knocked 50+ house runs out of the ballpark.
CNN has reached out to the Yankees and Decide’s agent for remark.