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Yankees settle with all arb-eligibles but Severino

January 10, 2019

While the Yankees agreed to terms on one-year contracts with eight players on Friday, thereby avoiding arbitration, they were unable to do so with one of their stars ahead of the 1 p.m. ET deadline.New York's remaining arbitration-eligible player is right-hander Luis Severino. The 24-year-old is eligible for the first

While the Yankees agreed to terms on one-year contracts with eight players on Friday, thereby avoiding arbitration, they were unable to do so with one of their stars ahead of the 1 p.m. ET deadline.
New York's remaining arbitration-eligible player is right-hander Luis Severino. The 24-year-old is eligible for the first time this year, after making a $604,975 salary in 2018, when he went 19-8 with a 3.39 ERA over 32 starts and made his second consecutive All-Star team.
While negotiations can continue up until a hearing takes place, more and more teams have begun opting for a "file and trial" strategy, where they treat the deadline to exchange figures as a deadline for a settlement and will stop negotiating at that point, instead heading to arbitration no matter what. Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports tweeted that the Yankees are expected to head to a hearing with Severino, citing a source.
The Yankees did announce settlements with left-hander James Paxton; right-handers Dellin Betances, Sonny Gray and Tommy Kahnle; first baseman Greg Bird; shortstop Didi Gregorius; outfielder Aaron Hicks; and catcher Austin Romine.
The Associated Press previously reported that Bird's agreement is for $1.2 million. Betances will make $7.25 million in his final season before free agency, according to Sweeny Murti of WFAN. Hicks and Romine settled for $6 million and $1 million, respectively, according to USA Today's Bob Nightengale. Paxton will earn $8.575 million, Gray settled for $7.5 million, Kahnle will make $1.3875 million and Gregorius will receive $11.75 million, according to MLB.com's Mark Feinsand.

Andrew Simon is a research analyst for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @AndrewSimonMLB.