MLB's biggest stars have been receiving large contract extensions as Opening Day approaches, but Yankees slugger Aaron Judge must continue to wait.
The 27-year-old outfielder said on ESPN Radio's "The Michael Kay Show" that he has not had those discussions yet with the Yankees.
"We haven't spoken about that," he said. "I've got a job to do on the field. For the most part, I let my agent handle that kind of stuff. For me, as long as I'm under contract doing my thing, I'll keep playing. I'll let guys making the big bucks handle that."
Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner also joined Kay after Judge and was asked if they plan to extend him.
"I'll leave that to [Brian Cashman]," he said. "It's obvious we can't do everybody at once. There's numerous situations to look at ... is the player amenable to that? Listen, we love our players and want them to wear pinstripes for as long as possible."
It is not much of a surprise that contract extension talks have not begun yet with Judge.
The slugger is not arbitration eligible until after the 2019 season and is not able to hit free agency until 2023.
The Yankees have shown a willingness to lock up their players long-term, though. They signed 25-year-old Luis Severino to a four-year, $40 million contract extension at the start of Spring Training and also locked up 29-year-old Aaron Hicks to a seven-year, $70 million deal.
The deal with Severino came in his first year of arbitration eligibility so it is possible the Yankees could follow the same blueprint with Judge next offseason.