Judge, Yankees agree to $19 million deal, avoid hearing

Aaron Judge YankeesNEW YORK (AP) — Slugger Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees agreed to a $19 million, one-year contrtact, avoiding an arbitration hearing.

Judge can make an additional $250,000 for MVP and $250,000 for World Series MVP.

He is in the middle of perhaps his best season, batting .304 with 27 homers and 53 RBIs in 68 games for the major league-leading Yankees.

He hit a game-winning RBI single during New York’s 7-6 victory over Houston on Thursday night.

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