“Unfortunately, we’ll be in a one-year setting,” Cashman said. “We had an extended conversation over the last three weeks, but we were unsuccessful in concluding a one-year pact.
“Obviously, our intent is to have Aaron Judge stay with the New York Yankees as we move forward. I know that his intent, as well.
Cashman said the Yankees offered a seven-year, $213.5 million contract offer that would have run from 2023-29.
Instead, Judge will get a one-year contract through salary arbitration. An arbitrator will decide his 2022 salary at some point during the season.
He filed at $21 million, the Yankees came in at $17 million and the panel must pick one or the either.
Earlier Friday, Judge said he’d be fine emotionally all season long if he has to settle for a one-year contract.
“Without a doubt,” he said. “Just getting into extension talks, that’s a blessing. I never thought in my life I’d be in that opportunity and it’s something that’s guaranteed.
“I know I was guaranteed this last year. It’s an arbitration year, and that’s what I’m going to focus on. I’ve got one year to play.