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New York Yankees Solidify Roster at Tender Deadline

The New York Yankees made some moves but still have plenty of players to negotiate with in salary arbitration.

The New York Yankees know what their arbitration list looks like this offseason after the passing of the tender deadline on Friday.

The Yankees non-tendered three players on Friday — Lou Trivino, Albert Abreu and Anthony Misiewicz. Trivino and Abreu were arbitration eligible.

The Yankees did make one deal to send outfielder Jake Bauers to the Milwaukee Brewers for two prospects.

But the Yankees have plenty more arbitration-eligible players they must deal with by mid-January.

The Yankees emerged from the deadline with eight arbitration-eligible players.

Earlier this season, MLB Trade Rumors published its annual projections of what each Yankee player that is eligible for arbitration could receive.

The Yankees could be looking at a bill as high as $38 million. Here’s the breakdown:

Gleyber Torres: $15.3MM

Clay Holmes: $6MM

Jonathan Loaisiga: $2.5MM

Kyle Higashioka: $2.3MM

Nestor Cortes: $3.9MM

Jose Trevino: $2.7MM

Michael King: $2.6MM

Clarke Schmidt: $2.6MM

Trivino, Torres, Holmes, Loaisiga and Higashioka all have at least five years of service time and will be free agents after the 2024 season. That’s why there was some speculation that the Yankees might shop Torres before the non-tender deadline, especially due to his potential arbitration bill, which could be at least $15 million.

The Yankees could still make a move on Torres, but for now he’s a Yankee.

If the Yankees and their arbitration-eligible players cannot agree on a deal by Jan. 12, then they must exchange figures and go to arbitration. In most cases, teams will come to an agreement on a one-year salary, or an extension, before the deadline.