Despite the two tempting offers that Aaron Judge received in free agency, in the end the lanky gunboat opted for renew contract with New York Yankees. The Judge will remain with the whole of the Bronx for the next nine seasons in exchange of $360 million. That is, the right fielder will win on average 40 million annually Of salary.
With this, Judge has become the highest-paid position player of all time in Major League Baseball, surpassing the $35.5 million per season earned by Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout.
It is worth mentioning that both the San Francisco Giants and the San Diego Padres had a great battle with the Bombers to acquire the services of the 30-year-old star slugger. The Bay Bayans would have offered the exact same thing Judge ended up accepting at the Yankees, while sources indicate the Padres raised the offer, but it was not accepted by the reigning AL MVP.
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