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Detroit Tigers: Winter Meetings Day 1 Roundup

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DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 24: Ian Kinsler #3 of the Detroit Tigers strikes out in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins during a MLB game at Comerica Park on September 24, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 24: Ian Kinsler #3 of the Detroit Tigers strikes out in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins during a MLB game at Comerica Park on September 24, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images) /
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Giancarlo Stanton was officially introduced as a New York Yankee.

The New York Yankees used Day 1 of the Winter Meetings to introduce their newest acquisition-Giancarlo Stanton.

The Slugger had the following to say on Joining the Yankees, per Bryan Hoch of MLB.com:

"“I’m glad to be here and part of the New York Yankees. It’s going to be a great new chapter in my life and my career,” Stanton said. “I think it’s going to be a fun new dynamic, but at the same time, it’s baseball. So I understand there will be some ups and downs, and I’ll have to deal with that on a bigger scale. But it’s the same game I played down in Miami — just a bigger scale, brighter lights.”"

The Yankees will assume $265 million of the $295 million remaining on Stanton’s contract over the next 10 seasons

The Slugger will wear number 27 will the Yankees and will be alongside the hard hitting bat of Aaron Judge. Last season Stanton led the Majors home runs (59), RBIs (132) and slugging percentage (.631) while playing for the Marlins.

Judge and Stanton were the only players last season to hit over 50 homers.  Judge was also the AL Rookie of the Year and runner-up for the AL MVP. Stanton never played for a Marlins team with a record over .500, but joins a Yankees team looking to contend for a World Series next season.

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