New York Yankees: A look at the arbitration-eligible players

New York Yankees, Tommy Kahnle

While the World Series isn’t over yet (it hasn’t even started, as a matter of fact) the New York Yankees can start planning for 2021, even if they can’t still make any moves. For now, let’s focus on those players that are eligible for the arbitration process. These players are between their fourth and sixth year of team control.

According to the always reliable Spotrac, here is the Yankees’ list of arbitration-eligible players and their current salaries:

  • SS Gleyber Torres: 1st year eligible; 2020 salary: $675,000
  • 3B Gio Urshela: 1st year eligible; 2020 salary: $2.475 million
  • LHP Jordan Montgomery: 2nd year eligible; 2020 salary: $805,000
  • 1B Luke Voit: 1st year eligible; 2020 salary: $634,000
  • OF Clint Frazier: 1st year eligible; 2020 salary: $588,100
  • RHP Domingo German: 1st year eligible; suspended for 2020 season (domestic violence)
  • 3B/OF Miguel Andujar: 1st year eligible; 2020 salary: 632,500
  • RHP Chad Green: 2nd year eligible; 2020 salary: $1.275 million
  • RHP Jonathan Holder: 1st year eligible; 2020 salary: $750,000
  • RF Aaron Judge: 2nd year eligible; 2020 salary: $8.5 million
  • RHP Tommy Kahnle: 4th year eligible; 2020 salary: $2.65 million
  • C Gary Sanchez: 2nd year eligible; 2020 salary: $5 million
  • RHP Luis Cessa: 1st year eligible; 2020 salary: $895,000

These players will cost significant funds to the Yankees

These players, as a group, will probably cost the New York Yankees a considerable portion of their payroll, as some of them are expected to earn significant increases when compared to their 2020 salaries.



Shortstop Gleyber Torres, third baseman Gio Urshela, first baseman Luke Voit, outfielder Clint Frazier, infielder/outfielder Miguel Andujar, and right-handed pitchers Domingo German, Jonathan Holder and Luis Cessa are all eligible for the first time.

Right fielder Aaron Judge is expected to receive a sizable bump as a second-time eligible players, as are Chad Green, Jordan Montgomery and Gary Sanchez, who is coming off a down year at the plate.

Yankees’ reliever Tommy Kahnle will be in his last season with the Bombers, but it is likely that he doesn’t pitch at all in 2021, as he is recovering from Tommy John surgery.