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Breaking News: Yankees to Acquire RHP Corey Kluber!

After hearing great news this morning about the Yankees signing DJ LeMahieu, and word of them coming to contracts with all of their arbitration cases in the afternoon, this evening has brought RHP Corey Kluber to the Bronx!

Right-hander Corey Kluber and the New York Yankees are finalizing a deal that will bring the two-time AL Cy Young winner to the Bronx, pending a physical, sources familiar with the agreement tell ESPN. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 16, 2021

@TalkinJake from @TalkinBaseball and JomboyMedia was first with the report.

Hey @JeffPassan – A source told me Corey Kluber is signing with the Yankees pending physical. Can confirm ? Thx bb — Talkin’ Jake (@TalkinJake) January 16, 2021

The #Yankees waste no time grabbing their starting pitcher after locking up D.J. LeMahieu, agreeing in principal to deal with Corey Kluber, as @JeffPassan reported. — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) January 16, 2021

Nearly 25 teams showed up at Corey Kluber’s showcase today, and scouts came away impressed. His fastball sat 88-90 — and he’s got more velocity in the tank as he builds toward spring training. Kluber threw 30 pitches, including all of his off-speed stuff. Strong market expected. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 13, 2021

The talk between Corey Kluber and the Yankees has been a 1-year deal. “I’m told all he wants is a 1-year deal. He wants to go out and prove himself,” source tells NJ Advance Media. — Brendan Kuty (@BrendanKutyNJ) January 15, 2021

Kluber deal with Yankees is expected to be for $10M plus — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 16, 2021

Kluber’s deal with the Yankees is expected to be for one year and $11 million, per source. — Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) January 16, 2021

Fangraphs had the Yankees’ 2021 payroll at $197 million including DJ LeMahieu and before this reported deal with Corey Kluber. The first luxury tax threshold is $210 million. So this puts them at around $207-208 million. — Seth Rothman (@SethDRothman) January 16, 2021

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