MLB Insider Explains Why the New York Yankees Won’t Sign Left Fielders Before Spring Training

After several expensive additions this off-season, the Yanks They are reportedly reluctant to free-hand a left fielder for financial reasons.

After Jon Heyman from the New York PostNew York is “stubborn” about staying under the “$293 million Steve Cohen tax threshold.”

Between the signing of starter Carlos Rodón and the return of first baseman Anthony Rizzo and captain Aaron Judge (who will each earn $40 million over the next nine seasons), the Yankees have a shot Salary total just over $290 million.