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New York Yankees Reportedly Re-Sign Key Player

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: A general view as the national anthem is performed before Game Three of the American League Championship Series between the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on October 16, 2017 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

The New York Yankees have agreed to bring back shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa on a one-year, $6 million contract, per ESPN MLB insider Jeff Passan.

The team reportedly considered nontendering him before today’s 8 p.m. deadline, but ultimately decided to keep him in the picture.

Kiner-Falefa's $6 million is fully-guaranteed, despite the possibility that the Yankees move him prior to the 2023 season.

"[He] could get moved as the Yankees look to give Oswald Peraza, Oswaldo Cabrera and perhaps Anthony Volpe playing time, but Kiner-Falefa’s $6 million is guaranteed, which is not the case for all players who avoid arbitration with contracts," Passan reports.

In his first year with the Yankees this past season, Kiner-Falefa notched four home runs and 48 RBI on a .261 batting average through 142 game appearances. The former Texas Ranger also logged a career-high 22 stolen bases.

The 27-year-old infielder was benched during the Yankees' postseason run due to inconsistencies on defense.