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Derek Dietrich To Decide Out Of Contract With Yankees

Derek Dietrich is opting out of his present contract with the Yankees and electing to move again to free company, per Robert Murray of FanSided (via Twitter).

The 31-year-old infielder has not been known as as much as the Majors, so he’ll search for a chance to take action elsewhere. With the Triple-A RailRiders this season, Dietrich slashed a sometimes Dietrichian .215/.413/.393 with 4 doubles and 5 house runs in 143 plate appearances. Dietrich break up his time between first, second, and third. He has additionally appeared within the outfield corners, however not since 2019 with the Reds.

Dietrich had an uncommon 2019 season with the Reds, bull-rushing pitching within the early going as he hit 17 house runs and slashed .260/.366/.707 by the tip of Might. From June 1st till the tip of the season, nonetheless, Dietrich hit .117/.294/.227 with two house runs over 161 plate appearances. These disparate showings got here collectively for a .187/.328/.461 line. He put up an identical season with the Rangers in 2020, slashing .197/.347/.459 over 75 plate appearances.

For all the failings in his sport, Dietrich has been higher than common with the bat by measure of wRC+ in each season of his profession save for his rookie marketing campaign in 2013. Even these previous two seasons, as his batting common has dipped beneath the Mendoza line, Dietrich posted 102 wRC+ in 2019 and 124 wRC+ in 2020. The hallmarks of his sport of late have been big-time energy (.275 ISO in 2019 and 262 ISO in 2020) alongside some actual batted ball issue (.176 BABIP in 2019, .200 BABIP in 2020).

Dietrich’s isn’t precisely often called a straightforward persona within the clubhouse, however these groups determined for offense might very effectively look to the previous second spherical choose. The Yankees, after all, selected to commerce for Rougned Odor moderately than name up Dietrich — which maybe performed an element in Dietrich’s resolution to decide out and search greener pastures.

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