Friday is non-tender deadline day, and like the Mets, the Yankees have nine players who are eligible for salary arbitration.
While Yankees GM Brian Cashman will surely offer arbitration to the majority of the list, there is one who could be looking at free agency: Tommy Kahnle.
The righty reliever is projected to earn $1.5 million after making $1.3 million this past season, according to MLBTradeRumors
Newly acquired LHP James Paxton is a lock for arbitration, as are Luis Severino, Aaron Hicks, Dellin Betances, Greg Bird, Austin Romine and Sonny Gray.
Didi Gregorius is also arbitration-eligible but will be out for much of the season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. Cashman has said the Yankees' plan is to keep the shortstop, "and hopefully for a long time." (MLB.com)
Gregorius will become a free agent in 2020. He is projected to earn $12.4 million in 2019 after making $8.5 million this past season, per MLBTradeRumors.
Cashman has said Romine will be tendered with Gary Sanchez uncertain to return healthy for the start of the 2019 season after shoulder surgery. The team will also retain Gray while Cashman continues to consider trade options for the starter.