MLB News: How ‘Steve Cohen Tax’ could keep Yankees from signing left fielder in free agency

The New York Yankees had a very productive winter: They kept first baseman Anthony Rizzo and especially right fielder Aaron Judge, and added left-handed starter Carlos Rodon. But they can pass up the remaining left-field free agents like Jurickson Profar, David Peralta and Corey Dickerson.

They want to stay below the $293 million dollar luxury threshold of the “Steve Cohen tax” (they’re at $290 million), and they’re not averse to giving Venezuelan Oswaldo Cabrera and Dominican Estevan Florial a chance:

The Yankees were interested in Andrew Benintendi but only for four years. They liked Michael Conforto, too, but not because of the $36 million, two-year deal with a player option he got with the San Francisco Giants.

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Interesting that the Giants turned to a player who was lost last year and underwent shoulder surgery after questioning the MRI exam of Puerto Rican shortstop Carlos Correa.

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I am a fan of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover big events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), important players’ signatures. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as an amateur. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but baseball is in my veins. Graduated in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS). , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I arrived at El Debate as a journalist reporter and it took almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to radio, providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and a few days later, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB News: How ‘Steve Cohen Tax’ could keep Yankees from signing left fielder in free agency