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Outside The Confines: DJ is staying in The Bronx

The Yankees slugger isn’t going anywhere, so can the hot stove get a move on?

Division Series - Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees - Game Four Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

One of the biggest cogs in the offseason free agent wheel — DJ LeMahieu — has reached an agreement that will keep him in a New York Yankees uniform likely for the rest of his career (a contract, I don’t mind telling you, seems a little risky on the back end for the Yankees.)

The Yankees signed the 32-year-old infielder to a six-year, $90 million deal, and shortly thereafter signed former Indians ace Corey Kluber to a one-year deal worth $11 million. It seems like the Yankees are putting their money where their postseason aspirations are.

Another hot name on the free agency list, JT Realmuto has apparently received a $100 million offer from the Phillies to stay with them, but the offer has not yet been finalized, leaving Realmuto a bit of a question mark.

That said, it seems with less than a month to go until pitchers and catchers would ideally like to report to spring training, teams have finally realized they’ll need some players to report to camp with.

Now if only the Commissioner’s office and Players’ Union could come to terms on the universal DH.

And tomorrow will be a better day than today, Buster. Make it so.