New York Yankees offseason news, rumors, 2023 payroll, and more


After another disappointing finish in 2022, the New York Yankees will be heading back to the drawing board in fairly disheartening fashion. Aaron Judge is a free agent. Anthony Rizzo is opting out of his contract. Even with those guys in the fold, general manager Brian Cashman has a ton of other moves to make to improve this roster.

The offense needs to be upgraded even if Judge returns. The outfield depth is also a concern with or without him. The pitching staff needs help in all areas. A third baseman and shortstop are needed. Perhaps a second baseman, too, depending upon Gleyber Torres’ status. Throw in Rizzo’s opt out and we could be looking at an entirely new infield come Opening Day.

If the Yankees restrict their spending, they’ll be in big, big trouble, as we’ll be relying on Cashman’s mix-and-match trades to help the franchise remain under the $260 million luxury tax threshold.

For what feels like the millionth year in a row, fans have no idea what’s in store this offseason. Will it feature detrimental losses? Will the status quo largely remain? Will the Yankees blow past the luxury tax, go for it all, and surprise everybody?

There’s so much to answer, but for now we’re in the information gathering stage. Here at Yanks Go Yard, we’re going to keep a tracker of all the news, rumors and transactions fans need to know for the remainder of the offseason.

Yankees 2023 payroll information

Yankees 2023 projected payroll as of today: $195,368,027

Yankees 2023 projected payroll ceiling: $269 million

Available to spend:  $73,631,973 million

Yankees’ payroll info via Spotrac 

Yankees 2022-2023 transactions

Yankees offseason rumors

  • Conflicting reports emerge on SF Giants’ pursuit of Aaron Judge
  • Andrew Benintendi and Jameson Taillon are “open” to returning
  • Dodgers could pursue Aaron Judge and move Mookie Betts to second base
  • The Astros have targeted Anthony Rizzo as their top 1B option in free agency, per Ken Rosenthal
  • Yankees “would consider” giving Aaron Judge the captain title, per Hal Steinbrenner
  • Steinbrenner says he won’t be out-bid for Judge and will make more upgrades if Judge returns
  • Brian Cashman says the Yankees have made another offer to Judge

Yankees arbitration eligible players (and salaries for 2023)

  • 2B Gleyber Torres – $9.8 million
  • SP Frankie Montas – $7.7 million
  • SS Isiah Kiner-Falefa – $6.5 million
  • RP Lou Trivino – $4.2 million
  • RP Wandy Peralta – $3.1 million
  • P Domingo German – $2.6 million
  • RP Jonathan Loaisiga – $2.1 million
  • RP Clay Holmes – $2.9 million
  • C Kyle Higashioka – $1.7 million
  • RP Lucas Luetge – $1.7 million
  • OF Tim Locastro – $1.2 million
  • SP Nestor Cortes – $3.5 million
  • RP Michael King – $1.2 million
  • C Jose Trevino – $2 million

All projections provided by

Yankees free agents lost

  • Anthony Rizzo – opting out of contract
  • Aaron Judge – free agent
  • Zack Britton – free agent
  • Aroldis Chapman – free agent
  • Jameson Taillon – free agent
  • Andrew Benintendi – free agent
  • Chad Green – free agent
  • Tyler Duffey – free agent
  • Miguel Castro – free agent
  • Matt Carpenter – free agent
  • Chris Owings – free agent
  • Chasen Shreve – free agent
  • Marwin Gonzalez – free agent
  • Derek Dietrich – free agent
  • Shane Greene – free agent
  • Greg Bird – free agent
  • Ronald Guzman – free agent
  • Anthony Banda – free agent
  • Matthew Bowman – free agent
  • Chi Chi Gonzalez – free agent
  • Luke Bard – free agent
  • Billy Burns – free agent
  • Tyler Lyons – free agent
  • Socrates Brito – free agent
  • Kaleb Cowart – free agent

Yankees top prospects for 2023

  1. SS Anthony Volpe
  2. OF Jasson Dominguez
  3. SS Oswald Peraza
  4. C Austin Wells
  5. OF Everson Pereira
  6. SS Trey Sweeney
  7. OF Spencer Jones
  8. P Will Warren
  9. P Clayton Beeter
  10. P Luis Gil

Rankings provided by MLB Pipeline

We’ll be updating this tracker throughout the offseason!