Major League Baseball’s number of drug tests dropped sharply during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
There seems to be new DJ LeMahieu rumors every day even though the Yankees usually get what they want and re-signing the 2020 batting champ tops their offseason wish list.
Thursday’s report from Joel Sherman of the New York Post listed the Mets, Dodgers and Blue Jays as possible serious threats to sign LeMahieu, who is seeking a five-year, $100-million contract after joining the Yankees two winters ago on a two-year, $24-million pact. Also Monday, Buster Olney of ESPN.com tweeted that free agent outfielder Michael Brantley could be a backup plan for the Yankees if they lose LeMahieu.
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If any of that info worries Yankees fans, YES Network baseball insider Jack Curry painted a different picture by night’s end. Commenting on Yankees Hot Stove, Curry provided an update and prediction on LeMahieu.