How They Were Acquired: The New York Yankees’ ALCS Roster

While the Astros had to fight off the Rays in Game 5 on Thursday, the Yankees have been waiting around since Monday after finishing off a sweep of the Twins. This well-rested roster also gets back center fielder Aaron Hicks, who has been on the Injured List since early August, and CC Sabathia, who will be available out of the bullpen after being left off of the Division Series roster. Luke Voit and Tyler Wade are the odd men out.

Here’s how every member of the Yankees’ 2019 ALCS roster was originally acquired. The team’s full RosterResource Depth Chart and Payroll pages are also available as a resource.

Homegrown (5)

Total WAR: 11.9

Signed in Free Agency (7)

  • CC Sabathia, RP: December 2008 (MIL) — Signed to seven-year, $161 million contract.
  • Masahiro Tanaka, SP: January 2014 (Japan) — Signed to seven-year, $155 million contract ($20 million posting fee paid to Rakuten Golden Eagles for right to negotiate).
  • Jonathan Loaisiga, RP: February 2016 (SFG) — Signed to Minor League contract.
  • Aroldis Chapman, RP: December 2016 (CHC) — Signed to five-year, $86 million contract.
  • DJ LeMahieu, INF: January 2019 (COL) — Signed to two-year, $24 million contract.
  • Adam Ottavino, RP: January 2019 (COL) — Signed to three-year, $27 million contract.
  • Tyler Lyons, RP: August 2019 (PIT) — Signed to Minor League contract.

Total WAR: 12.5

Acquired Via Trade (13)

Total WAR: 20.0

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