Judge reportedly agrees nine-year Yankees deal
Aaron Judge has reportedly agreed a nine-year, $360million deal to stay with the New York Yankees.
The contract surpasses the $330m deal signed by Bryce Harper with the Philadelphia Phillies, making it the largest free-agent agreement in MLB history.
The slugger, who last season broke the American League record for home runs in a single season with 62, was the top prize on the market in MLB this offseason.
Chatter at MLB's winter meetings had indicated on Tuesday that Judge could be headed to the San Francisco Giants.
Judge was born in Northern California in Sacramento and grew up a Giants fan.
However, the four-time All-Star has eschewed the chance to play for his boyhood team and will now instead remain in the Bronx.
MLB Network's Jon Morosi and The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal each reported the terms of the deal, which is pending a physical.
A first-round pick of the Yankees in 2013, Judge has 220 home runs since making his MLB debut in 2016.
Only Nolan Arenado (229) has more home runs in that span.
His incredible efforts last season propelled the Yankees to a 99-63 record, the second-best in the American League.
However, they were swept by the team with the league's best record, the Houston Astros (106-56), in the ALCS. The Astros went on to beat the Phillies in the World Series.