Latest Aaron Judge News

Twins trade batting champ Arraez to Marlins for Pablo López

Jan. 20, 2023 20:21 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Luis Arraez was taking a nap Friday after a workout when he got a call and was told the Minnesota Twins had traded him to the Miami Marlins. “I was surprised,” he said, “but this is baseball. This is a business. I’m ready to go now. I’m a Marlin and...

Minaya named adviser to Yankees GM; joins Sabean, Hendry

Jan. 05, 2023 15:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees are bulking up on front office talent, hiring Omar Minaya on Thursday as a senior adviser to baseball operations. A former general manager of the Montreal Expos and New York Mets, the 64-year-old Minaya joins a group of experienced leaders built around...

Aaron Judge is AP male athlete of year after setting HR mark

Dec. 30, 2022 12:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge has always stood out. With the imposing size and muscular frame of an NFL tight end or NBA power forward, the 6-foot-7, 282-pound New York Yankees slugger towers over teammates and opponents on the diamond. Never more so than in 2022. ...

EXPLAINER: Why are baseball teams spending so much money?

Dec. 22, 2022 21:26 PM EST

Aaron Judge, Carlos Correa and Trea Turner combined for almost $1 billion in contracts. Xander Bogaerts, Jacob deGrom, Dansby Swanson, Carlos Rodón, Brandon Nimmo and Willson Contreras added up to another billion. And that's just nine players. Just one lucrative slice of baseball's...

Aaron Judge becomes Yanks captain, with Derek Jeter at side

Dec. 21, 2022 21:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge stood for photo after photo as if at a wedding. And in a way it was: He had gotten hitched to the New York Yankees for the rest of his baseball life. Judge posed with his wife, parents, Yankees management, agents and even Derek Jeter and Willie Randolph,...

Judge and Yankees finalize $360 million, 9-year contract

Dec. 20, 2022 14:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — American League MVP Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees on Tuesday finalized their $360 million, nine-year contract, the third-largest deal in baseball history. New York announced the agreement and called a news conference for Wednesday at Yankee Stadium to discuss...

Judge's 62nd home run ball sells for $1.5 million at auction

Dec. 18, 2022 17:26 PM EST

RUNNEMEDE, N.J. (AP) — The ball New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge hit for his American League-record 62nd home run has sold for $1.5 million at auction. The price is the second highest paid for a baseball auction, according to Goldin Executive Chairman and Founder Ken Goldin....

Boone: `Uncomfortable, somber' until Judge agreed to stay

Dec. 16, 2022 19:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Boone was worried last Tuesday, wondering whether Aaron Judge would leave the New York Yankees for the San Francisco Giants. “All the tea leaves that day and the uncertainty of it all, it was a little bit of an uncomfortable, somber, not sure day,” the...

AP source: Carlos Correa, Giants reach $350M, 13-year deal

Dec. 14, 2022 01:17 AM EST

Star shortstop Carlos Correa and the San Francisco Giants have agreed to a $350 million, 13-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday night because the agreement was subject to a successful...

Baker's World Series title among best sports moments of 2022

Dec. 13, 2022 09:11 AM EST

Dusty Baker's run to a World Series title win was one of the several memorable sports stories in 2022, on and off the field. One of the most respected people in baseball, the one thing missing from Baker's resume: a World Series ring as a manager. Baker finally got the...