New York Yankees infielder DJ LeMahieu is already open and willing to discuss a contract extension with his new organization.
Pick up the pen and pad; DJ LeMahieu is already dropping serious hints about his future.
“Absolutely,” LeMahieu said in reference to a Yankees future surpassing two seasons. “I love it here.”
LeMahieu, 31, arrived in the Bronx last offseason as one of Brian Cashman’s under-the-radar moves. To say it’s worked out for both parties would serve as a grave understatement.
Over 135 games and 614 plate appearances, LeMahieu boasts a .328 batting average to go along with career-highs in home runs (24) and runs batted in (93).
The two-year, $24-million deal that landed him in the Bronx feels like a bargain of epic proportions.
“You never know how it’s going to work out,” LeMahieu said Saturday before his team’s blowout victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. “New team, new organization … you never know for sure.
“It’s been fun,” LeMahieu said. “It’s worked out very well.”
The quiet, reserved professional baseball player has fit seamlessly with the Yankees in 2019. The only thing left is capitalizing in October, the month that really counts around these parts.
Next up for DJ LeMahieu and the New York Yankees is a three-game set with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The Mike Trout-less Angels come into the Bronx for a Tuesday night affair (after a Yankees off-day on Monday). First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. ET).
The Yankees are currently 98-53.