Breaking News out of Tampa this afternoon as the Yankees and Luis Severino avoid arbitration and agree on a 4 year, 40 million dollar extension. There is a club option for a fifth year and all this is contingent on Severino passing a physical (spoiler: he passed one this week already).
This is great news, obviously. Severino is coming off possibly his best year with CY Young consideration and the Yankees believe he will be that way for years to come. By doing this, the Yankees lock him in opposed to going through an arbitration that neither side wants. Now, Sevy can go through the season with zero distractions and focus on bringing home 28.
Now that Sevy avoided arbitration, look for the Yankees to start negotiations with Judge and Sanchez so they can avoid arbitration with them next spring.
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