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The Yankees and Gleyber Torres may be headed to arbitration


Gleyber Torres’ future with the Yankees has been unclear since at least last season, when the team considered trading him.

Now, they could be headed for a rare arbitration hearing after Torres and the Yankees were unable to reach an agreement for next season before Friday’s deadline, with Torres putting up $10.2 million and the team responding with a bid of $9.7 million, The Post. Jon Heyman reports.

The two sides could still reach a new deal before a hearing — as the Yankees did with Aaron Judge last year when they agreed moments before a scheduled hearing.

Gleyber Torres
Gleyber Torres
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Other arbitration-eligible Yankees agreed to new contracts, including Nestor Cortes, who was rewarded for another outstanding season with a big raise as the left-hander and the Yankees agreed to a $3.2 million deal to avoid arbitration .

Cortes made $727,500 a year ago when he was an All-Star and finished the season with a 2.44 ERA.

Frankie Montas ($7.5 million), Clay Holmes, Domingo German, Wandy Peralta, Michael King and Jonathan Loaisiga also avoided arbitration before Friday’s deadline.

Montas had a disastrous start to his tenure with the Yankees after being traded by the A’s before last year’s trade deadline, coming off a shoulder injury with the A’s that plagued Montas again in the latter part of the year.

Holmes agreed to a $3.3 million settlement. The German agreed to a $2.6 million deal, while Peralta settled for $3.35 million, King for $1.3 million and Loaisiga for $2.26 million, The Post’s Jon Heyman reported.

Behind the plate, Jose Trevino agreed to a deal worth $2.36 million and Kyle Higashioka closed at $1.46 million.