DJ LeMahieu is getting fed up by contract negotiations with the New York Yankees and other teams interested in signing the free-agent infielder, a source told Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports.
Clubs looking to add LeMahieu said he wants close to J.D. Martinez’s five-year, $110-million pact the slugger signed with the Boston Red Sox in February 2018, according to Brown.
The Yankees are reportedly LeMahieu’s preferred destination, but they haven’t offered the three-time All-Star what he’s looking for.
Due to the contract impasse, the 32-year-old has asked his representatives to re-engage with teams that have expressed interest during the offseason, according to Brown.
That list reportedly includes the Los Angeles Dodgers, Toronto Blue Jays, New York Mets, Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals, and Red Sox.
The two-time batting champion will meet virtually with several teams this week, a source told Brown.
LeMahieu finished third in AL MVP voting in 2020 after slashing .364/.421/.590 with 10 home runs in 50 games with the Yankees. The three-time Gold Glove winner also placed fourth in MVP voting in 2019.