The Giants slow offseason continues.
Despite previous reports that the team was interested in former Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu, the 30-year-old agreed to a deal with the Yankees, per YES Network's Jack Curry:
Yankees are closing in on a two-year deal with infielder DJ LeMahieu,— Jack Curry (@JackCurryYES) January 11, 2019
MLB.com executive reporter Mark Feinsand reported the deal is worth $24 million, pending a physical.
The original report stating that the Giants had their eyes on the former All-Star indicated Joe Panik was being shopped around. Panik is coming off a career-worst season, where he boasted a .254 batting average with four long balls and 24 RBI in 102 games.
Curry added the Yankees will be using LeMahieu all over the diamond, having him play first, second and third base. And while he's spent the majority of his career at second, his earlier years in the league show he can play just about anywhere in the infield, which would have been a nice treat for the Giants. Still, he's only played in 50 games anywhere other than second, so his success elsewhere will remain to be seen.
Brandon Crawford has shortstop locked up as his own, but being able to place LeMahieu wherever the job was needed would have been a huge plus.
LeMahieu finished his 2018 campaign with the Rockies slashing .276/.321/.428 where he earned the third Gold Glove Award of his career.