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Hours after New York Yankees slugger Aaron Choose mashed a three-run walk-off homer to beat the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday evening, basic supervisor Brian Cashman nixed contract extension discuss.
Cashman spoke to reporters Wednesday earlier than the Yankees took on Toronto in a matinée on the stadium. He stated he wasn’t going to speak about progress of their extension talks with Choose.
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“We’re not going to speak about it now going ahead. Whether or not meaning we’re not going to speak, I am not saying that, however we’re not going to speak about it (publicly). However he is been nice . However that is no shock, as a result of he’s nice,” he stated, by way of The Athletic.
The 2 sides had set a gap day deadline to get a deal achieved, however negotiations by no means yielded the deal both facet hoped for.
Cashman advised reporters final month the group provided the Yankees slugger an eight-year contract price between $230.5 million and $234.5 million, the distinction to have been decided in arbitration for this yr’s wage.
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Choose’s reps have been looking for a nine-year deal and greater than Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout makes yearly. The sought-after deal would reportedly have been someplace round $319.6 million in complete. Trout makes about $35.5 million yearly. He signed a 12-year, $426.5 million deal in 2019. Choose might grow to be a free agent in November.
The outfielder stated in April he was upset a deal could not get achieved.
“I am simply upset as a result of I believe I have been vocal about I need to be a Yankee for all times. I need to deliver a championship again to New York. I need to do it for the followers right here. They’re household. That is residence for me, and never getting that achieved proper now, it stinks,” he stated.
“On the finish of the yr, I am a free agent. I can discuss to 30 groups, and the Yankees will likely be a type of 30 groups. So, it is all the time good to attempt to wrap one thing up sooner, the higher. However like I stated, we weren’t in a position to get it achieved, and now it is on the baseball.”
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Choose’s homer on Tuesday was his tenth of the season.
The Related Press contributed to this report.