Aaron Judge Jun 23, 2022; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Judge (99) reacts after hitting a game winning RBI single in the ninth inning to defeat the Houston Astros 7-6 at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

On Friday, a day after he hit a walkoff single, Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees were supposed to enter arbitration on Judge’s 2022 salary. It wound up not coming to that as Judge and the Yankees came to a settlement and avoided arbitration.

First reported by Jon Heyman at the New York Post, Judge will receive $19 million for the 2022 season. In addition, according to MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand, Judge will receive a $250k bonus if he wins AL MVP and a $250k bonus if he wins World Series MVP.

In arbitration, Judge had filed for $21 million and the Yankees filed for $17 million so the two sides met in the middle to kick the can down the road for a longer term deal. It’ll be interesting when both sides eventually have to discuss a long-term deal but as multiple people have said, this settlement is a good sign that they can come to terms and Judge remains a Yankee.

Social media was filled with reactions to the Aaron Judge settlement.



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