New York Yankees Re-Sign Shortstop

The New York Yankees have signed Isiah Kiner-Falefa to a one-year, $6 million contract - avoiding arbitration. 

Kiner-Falefa ended up being the Yankees' backup plan after they struck out on each of last offseason's star shortstops. However, the 27-year-old handled himself well in his first year in the Bronx, as he had four home runs, 48 RBIs, and a .261 batting average. Overall, it was not a bad year for him, and now he will be aiming to take that next step with the Yankees in 2023. 

Keeping Kiner-Falefa around also is good because he can play shortstop, third base, and catcher. It is also great to have a player with strong versatility, so let's see how much that aspect of his game benefits the Yankees.

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