Harrison Bader

Akshita Patel

Will Harrison Bader Return To New York Yankees In 2024? The Outfielder Reacts On His Future In MLB

The 29-year-old outfielder Harrison Bader has been an asset for the New York Yankees since arriving via trade in 2022. He quickly became a fan favorite with elite defensive skills and lighting run on the bases. However, injuries have played a huge role in denting his 2023 MLB season campaign. He missed a lot of valuable time due to a hamstring injury earlier this year.

While Harrison Bader did produce a few short stints of resurgence, the outfielder has remained largely inconsistent. Amid this, his future in the pinstripes has become uncertain. To those unversed, Bader is an impending free agency who will hit the market next off-season if the Yankees fail to provide an extension contract. So, what does the future truly hold for the outfielder?


Harrison Bader Would Like To Return To Yankees, But There Is A Catch!

Harrison Bader makes a spectacular play in center field during the Yankees’ 7-5 win over the Red Sox. N.Y. Post: Charles Wenzelberg

The New York Yankees 2023 season debacle is adversely affecting the player’s mindset. It appears as if the players are gradually losing confidence and faith in the team’s ability to win. Amid these conjectures, the club’s impending free agent, Harrison Bader, passed a bold statement on his future in the Bronx. Bader said that while he would love to return to New York, he also wants to be a part of a winning unit. And presently, the Yanks don’t seem to be one. Having said that, the outfielder went on to appreciate the Yankee organization. He said that the Bombers have been winning for years, and good people have surrounded him.

But if the situation changes, he is ready to explore options. “We’ll just let the chips fall where they do,” Bader said. The outfielder has hit .249 with seven homers, 37 RBIs, and .668 OPS in 79 games this season. He understands that MLB is a result-based world, and his offensive numbers this season are not where they should be. Hence, with whatever time’s left in the last stretch, Harrison Bader intends to improve his offense to put the Yankees in a position to win. Further speaking on his future, Bader said that he is heavily invested in the ongoing season right now. While the OF is aware of his off-season situation, Bader currently wants to invest his time to help the team win.

Bombers Loose Strong Outfielder Amid Abnormal Season

New York Yankees center fielder Greg Allen takes batting practice before a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Monday, May 29, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)(APMedia)

It seems the notion of players losing confidence in the New York Yankees could be true after all. Recently, the team designated outfielder Greg Allen to assignment to make roster space for young prospects. Regardless, the club did offer Allen a minor league deal with Triple-A to return to the organization. However, to much surprise, the outfielder ditched the team.

Greg Allen refused the Yankees minor league offer and instead elected free agency. He wants to restart his MLB journey with a new team. The outfielder’s short stint with the Yanks has been filled with injuries and inconsistencies. He joined the team in the summer but couldn’t really leave a mark. Still, the youngster had loads of potential stored but chose to distance from the Bombers owning to their recent troubles.