Yanks avoid arbitration with Didi, Pineda, Romine

New York also agrees to terms with Hicks, Layne, Warren

Yanks avoid arbitration with Didi, Pineda, Romine

The Yankees agreed to terms with shortstop Didi Gregorius, right-hander Michael Pineda and catcher Austin Romine on Friday, avoiding arbitration, according to reports from MLB Network insider Jon Heyman.

Gregorius settled for $5.1 million, Pineda settled for $7.4 million and Romine settled for $805,000, per Heyman. The club has not confirmed the reports.

The Yankees also agreed to terms with outfielder Aaron Hicks, lefty Tommy Layne and righty Adam Warren on one-year, non-guaranteed contracts, thus avoiding arbitration.

Gregorius, who took over at shortstop in the Bronx after Derek Jeter's retirement, had the best year of his career in 2016. The 26-year-old hit .276/.304/.447 with 20 home runs and 70 RBIs in 153 games for New York in his second season with the team.

Pineda had an up-and-down season for the Yankees. He was in New York's starting rotation all season, but in his 32 starts, he went 6-12 with a career-worst 4.82 ERA. On the other hand, the 27-year-old also struck out 207 batters, 11th-most in the Majors.

The 28-year-old Romine, in his fifth season with the Yankees, hit .242/.269/.382 with four homers and 26 RBIs in 62 games while backing up Brian McCann and then Gary Sanchez.

David Adler is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @_dadler. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.