Aaron Judge insists he wants to be with Yankees ‘for a long time’

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Aaron Judge said on Monday that he wants to be with them new York Yankees The prospect of hitting free agency waned at the end of the season for the remainder of his career.

Judge Attends MLB All-Star Game Media Divas in Los Angeles and was asked about his situation with the Yankees as he ended the first half of the season at a brisk pace.

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Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees talks to media during the 2022 Gatorade All-Star Workout Day at Dodger Stadium on July 18, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.
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“I want to play for the Yankees. I want to be here longer,” said the judge, SNY. Through, “If it works, it works. If it doesn’t, it doesn’t. It’s out of my hands. I really can’t control things like that. For me, it’s just It’s about focusing on the game and playing the game, and we’ll figure that out later when I’m a free agent and we decide where we go.”

Judge turned down an eight-year contract worth $230.5 million to $234.5 million and is reportedly looking for a nine-year deal worth approximately $319.6 million. The judge set an arbitrary deadline of opening day – April 8 – and said he would not talk about the contract until after the season.

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American League All-Star Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees practices batting during the 2022 Gatorade All-Star Workout Day at Dodger Stadium on July 18, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.

American League All-Star Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees practices batting during the 2022 Gatorade All-Star Workout Day at Dodger Stadium on July 18, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.
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On Monday, the outfielder said he never played baseball for money.

“I don’t live in fear. Money has never been a reason to play this game. It’s a gift that I have, I try to go out there and have fun and use this gift to the best of my ability.” ,” he said.

“Everything else would be fine on its own. So I got agents. So I got family support, which helped me make the right decisions. Eventually, all those things would be taken care of if it’s in New York or if it’s not in It’s New York. There’s nothing for me to worry about or come up against. It’s going to take care of itself.”

American League All-Stars Giancarlo Stanton #27 (L) and Aaron Judge #99 New York Yankees (R) speak with Luis Arrez #2 Minnesota Twins during the 2022 Gatorade All-Star Workout Day on July 18 at Dodger Stadium.  , 2022 in Los Angeles, California.

American League All-Stars Giancarlo Stanton #27 (L) and Aaron Judge #99 New York Yankees (R) speak with Luis Arrez #2 Minnesota Twins during the 2022 Gatorade All-Star Workout Day on July 18 at Dodger Stadium. , 2022 in Los Angeles, California.
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The judge set the record for most home runs by Roger Maris to A. tied by Yankees Players in All-Stars Break with 33 home runs. Maris set the record in 1961, the same year he scored 61 home runs.