Yankees make new offer to Judge, Dodgers reportedly could join pursuit
A couple of big candidates appear to be in the mix for free-agent outfielder Aaron Judge.
The New York Yankees have made a new offer to Judge, general manager Brian Cashman confirmed on Friday, according to MLB.com's Bryan Hoch. The 30-year-old turned down a seven-year, $213.5-million extension from the Yankees before Opening Day.
"It's in real-time, so we're on the clock," Cashman said. "We're certainly not going to mess around. We've made another offer since spring training."
Judge recently had a positive face-to-face meeting with Yankees managing partner Hal Steinbrenner to discuss his future with the Bronx Bombers, according to Cashman.
The Dodgers have room in their outfield mix after non-tendering Cody Bellinger on Friday, plus they also have plenty of financial space to add Judge if they desire.
Judge is a free agent for the first time following a historic 2022 campaign that saw him win American League MVP after hitting 62 home runs and 131 RBIs.