Aaron Judge is named captain of the New York Yankees after signing a $360 million contract extension.

Aaron Judge has been named captain of the New York Yankees, a role previously held by Derek Jeter.

Judge, 28, has been with the Yankees since 2016 and has been named an All-Star four times.

Judge signed a long-term contract extension with the Yankees, committing to the team for the foreseeable future.

Judge is the 16th captain in Yankees history and the first since Jeter retired in 2014.

Judge turned down a seven-year, $213.5 million deal from the Yankees in spring training.

Judge's $360 million free-agent contract is the highest in history and he is one of two athletes earning an average of $40 million annually.