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Aaron Judge contract: Yankees’ Hal Steinbrenner says extension talks will ‘happen soon’

Aaron Judge contract: Yankees' Hal Steinbrenner says extension talks will 'happen soon'

New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner is ready to talk contract extension with slugging outfielder Aaron Judge. According to MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand, Steinbrenner on Wednesday said negotiations with Judge’s representatives should “happen soon.”

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“Judge is a very special player right, and a great Yankee. We will be having conversations, I have no doubt, in the weeks to come.”

Judge, who is set to be eligible for free agency following the conclusion of the 2022 season, has in the past expressed a desire to remain with the Yankees long-term, and likewise Steinbrenner and GM Brian Cashman have indicated that working out an extension with Judge is an organizational priority. Given that Judge, like so many players, will be reluctant to have negotiations stretch into the regular season, there’s not much time left to work something out (Opening Day is scheduled for April 7). The will on both…

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