Yankees agree to one-year deal with Lou Trivino, avoiding arbitration
The Yankees agreed to terms on a one-year contract with RHP Lou Trivino, avoiding arbitration next season.
According to MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand, Trivino and the Yankees agreed to a $4.1 million salary in 2023.
New York received Trivino from the Oakland A’s at the 2022 trade deadline. In 25 games in pinstripes, the reliever pitched to a 1-2 record with a 1.66 ERA and 1.29 WHIP.
New York also agreed on a one-year, $6 million deal with Isiah Kiner-Falefa that will keep the infielder in pinstripes for at least one more season, according to multiple reports.
There was belief by some around the league that Kiner-Falefa could get non-tendered before Friday’s 8 p.m. deadline, but that is not the case as IKF will return to the Bronx in his last year before free agency.
Traded from the Texas Rangers prior to the start of the 2022 season, Kiner-Falefa played in 142 games for the Yanks.
In 531 plate appearances in his age-27 season, the right-handed hitter slashed .261/.314/.327 to go along with four home runs, 48 RBI, 35 walks and 66 runs scored. He also struck out 72 times.
For the second straight season, Kiner-Falefa reached the 20/20 club by hitting 20 doubles and stealing 22 bases in 26 attempts, his most stolen bases in a season.
Over five seasons that spans 534 games, IKF has 20 home runs, 79 doubles, nine triples, 166 RBI, 60 stolen bases and is a lifetime .264 hitter with a .663 OPS.
The two signings accompany the announcement that the Yankees did not non-tender any of their eligible players.
According to MLB Trade Rumors, here’s the list of players who are arbitration-eligible in 2023:
Source: Yahoo Sports