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Sources tell Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports that the Yankees are "expected to target" Patrick Corbin in free agency this winter.

People have been connecting the dots on this all year -- actually for a couple of years. Corbin grew up a Yankees fan near Syracuse, New York and is coming off a breakout 2018 season that saw him register a stellar 3.15 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, and 246/48 K/BB ratio over 200 innings with the Diamondbacks. The 29-year-old left-hander figures to have a long list of suitors, but we'll go ahead and call the Yanks the early favorite to land him.
Oct 11 - 2:44 PM

MLB Network Radio's Steve Phillips reports that the Blue Jays are having discussions with the Yankees, Phillies, Braves and Cardinals about Josh Donaldson.

Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports that Donaldson has been scratched from the lineup at High-A Dunedin, where he had been slated to play a rehab game Friday. Donaldson has cleared revocable waivers and it's looking like the chances are good that the former MVP is traded sometime Friday evening. The Cardinals had been looking like the favorites and still appear to be in the running, although it's worth noting that president of baseball operations John Mozeliak said Friday that he didn't anticipate making any additions. Stay tuned.
Aug 31 - 5:59 PM

Buster Olney of ESPN reports that the Yankees have agreed to a deal to acquire Andrew McCutchen from the Giants.

The Giants are expected to receive two prospects in return, one of which is expected to be Abiatal Avelino. The 31-year-old outfielder is a nice addition to the Yankees' roster and should bolster their lineup for the final month of the regular season and into October. He was hitting .255/.357/.415 with 15 homers, 55 RBI and 13 swipes in his lone season with the Giants. His fantasy value should improve with the move as he gets a much improved surrounding cast and a massive upgrade to his home ballpark.
Aug 30 - 11:11 PM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Yankees are working to finalize a trade for Giants' outfielder Andrew McCutchen.

Yankees' prospect Abiatal Avelino was pulled early from his game at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and rumored to be part of a potential return package for the Giants. The 31-year-old impending free agent is hitting .255/.357/.415 with 15 homers, 55 RBI and 13 stolen bases on the season.
Aug 30 - 10:53 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanCred Sports, "people close to" Manny Machado have suggested he'd prefer to sign with the Yankees in free agency.

Per a close friend of Machado, the 26-year-old would "easily" give up shortstop to play third base for the Bronx Bombers. Machado is reportedly "OK" with staying in Los Angeles but prefers to play on the East Coast. The Miami native obviously won't come cheap—some wonder if he'll eclipse Giancarlo Stanton's high-water mark of $325 million—and the Yankees don't have a pressing need at shortstop, currently manned by Didi Gregorius, or third base, which is occupied by AL Rookie of the Year frontrunner Miguel Andujar. One thing is for sure—Machado will have no shortage of suitors when he reaches the open market this winter.
Aug 16 - 10:19 PM

Mark Feinsand of MLB.com hears that the Yankees have "soft interest" in Giants outfielder Andrew McCutchen.

Feinsand notes that the Yankees are definitely looking to acquire an outfielder before the 4 p.m. ET trade deadline, but "appear to have others in their sights ahead of the former NL MVP." McCutchen, 31, is batting .258/.352/.407 with 10 home runs, 43 RBI, and nine stolen bases in 104 games this season for San Francisco. He can become a free agent in the winter.
Jul 31 - 11:37 AM

Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports that the Yankees have talked to the Marlins about reliever Brad Ziegler.

His name came up while the clubs were talking about outfielder Cameron Maybin. The Yankees' bullpen is already loaded, so there's not necessarily a sense of urgency to get something done. Other teams have a bigger need. Ziegler, 38, owns a 0.93 ERA in 29 appearances since the beginning of June. He's due to become a free agent this winter.
Jul 31 - 10:23 AM

Jon Heyman of FanCred Sports hears that the Yankees have talked to the Mets about Jose Bautista.

It's not clear how recently the two sides spoke, but the Yankees are on the lookout for a right-handed bat, especially with Aaron Judge (wrist) on the shelf for a few weeks. It's rare to see a trade between the Mets and Yankees, so other destinations are probably more likely. Bautista is one of those players who could end up being moved in a waiver deal in August. The Phillies are among the other teams who have expressed interest in recent days. Bautista, 37, has batted .233/.382/.421 with six homers in 58 games with the Mets.
Jul 31 - 8:19 AM

MLB.com's Jon Morosi reports that the Phillies, Dodgers, Red Sox, Cubs, Yankees and Diamondbacks "have shown varying levels of interest" in Brad Ziegler.

Morosi writes that Ziegler "might be the likeliest player in baseball to be traded before Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET." The 38-year-old reliever got off to an awful start this season, but he's posted a 0.93 ERA since the beginning of June and shouldn't cost much in the way of prospects.
Source: MLB.com
Jul 30 - 10:24 PM

MLB.com's Jon Morosi reports that the Yankees, Phillies and Indians "have varying levels of interest" in Andrew McCutchen.

The Giants haven't given up hope of making a run at a playoff spot but "are open to moving their pending free agents," according to Morosi. McCutchen looks to be the most marketable of that group even though he's mostly underwhelmed to the tune of a .253/.348/.405 batting with 10 home runs, 43 RBI, and nine stolen bases in 104 games. The Indians could probably use 'Cutch the most of the aforementioned three clubs, but it's unclear which of the three has the most serious interest.
Source: MLB.com
Jul 30 - 9:00 PM

Jon Heyman of Fancred reports that the Yankees, Indians and Mariners are interested in Cameron Maybin.

Maybin makes for a solid secondary addition for a contender with his ability to play all three outfield spots and pinch-run. He's batted .249/.337/.337 with three homers and eight steals for the Marlins this season.
Jul 30 - 8:03 PM

Andy Martino of SNY TV reports that the Yankees "are still engaged" with the Rays on Chris Archer trade talks.

Jon Heyman of Fancred reported earlier Monday that the Yankees were "not likely" to acquire Archer and that's surely still the case, but Martino hears it's "still possible." Teams have been asked to submit their final trade offers for the right-hander, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. MLB.com's Jon Morosi says that, in addition to the Yankees, the Padres, Braves, Brewers and two other teams have discussed Archer with the Rays in recent days.
Jul 30 - 7:11 PM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Rays have asked teams interested in Chris Archer to submit their final trade offers.

Topkin lists the Braves, Cardinals, Dodgers, Padres and Yankees as the teams that are "most interested" in Archer, with the A's, Astros, Brewers, Phillies and Pirates also lurking. He adds that the Rays "seem more open" to trading Archer at this point in time after flirting with it multiple times over the last few years. Archer is under team control for three more seasons at a cost of just $27.5 million.
Jul 30 - 4:55 PM

Jon Heyman of Fancred reports that the Yankees are seen as "not likely" to acquire Chris Archer.

While Luis Severino has struggled lately, Sonny Gray has been better of late and the Yanks just got J.A. Happ, seemingly creating less of a need for Archer. It's looking less and less likely at this point that Archer is traded, although things certainly could change over the next 24 hours. The Padres, Dodgers and Pirates are also reportedly interested in the righty.
Jul 30 - 4:16 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanCred Sports, the Phillies, Braves, Yankees, and Brewers are among the teams who have shown the most interest in right-hander Zack Wheeler.

However, Heyman hears that nobody has been able to meet the Mets' asking price. Unless something changes, Wheeler will stay put past Tuesday's trade deadline. Wheeler, 28, has emerged as one of the best starting pitcher options on the market. He's hit his stride with a 3.20 ERA in 11 starts since the start of June and still has another year of team control remaining.
Jul 30 - 10:18 AM

Jon Heyman of Fancred believes that the Yankees could be a potential fit for Blue Jays' outfielder Curtis Granderson.

The 37-year-old outfielder is a free agent at season's end and it's no secret that the Blue Jays are listening to offers on him. The Yankees are in the market for an extra outfielder with Aaron Judge and Clint Frazier sidelined, and there's certainly a familiarity factor with Granderson having donned pinstripes from 2010-2013.
Jul 29 - 10:26 PM

Jon Heyman of Fancred reports that the Padres are "still seen as the current favorite" to land Chris Archer if he is traded.

Heyman notes that the Rays had two scouts watching Yankees top pitching prospect Justus Sheffield at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Saturday. The Yanks and the Dodgers look to be firmly in the mix for Archer, but it appears the Padres might have the best offer on the table. It's no given that the right-hander is traded before Tuesday's deadline, but the likelihood seems higher now than in the past when his name has popped up in trade rumors.
Jul 29 - 9:45 AM

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Yankees and Dodgers are in the mix, as well as the Padres, for Rays' right-hander Chris Archer.

The Yankees and Dodgers are both in the market for upgrades to their starting rotation as they push toward the postseason, while the Padres see Archer as a long-term fixture in their rotation. While nothing is imminent, it's starting to look more likely that the longtime Rays' hurler could be donning a new jersey in August.
Jul 28 - 1:53 PM

According to Jon Morosi of MLB.com, the Yankees have a deal in place for Blue Jay starter J.A. Happ.

Toronto will get infielder Brandon Drury and outfield prospect Billy McKinney in return, per Mark Feinsand of MLB.com. Happ, 35, has posted a 4.18 ERA, 1.175 WHIP, and 130/35 K/BB ratio in 114 innings (20 starts) this season with the Blue Jays and will bring a steady veteran presence to the Yanks' rotation. Look for something official here soon.
Jul 26 - 2:17 PM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Yankees are "getting closer" on a trade for J.A. Happ.

A number of other contenders have been trying to land Happ, but it sounds like the Yankees have the best offer on the table. Brandon Drury will be part of the package if it gets done. Happ, 35, holds a 4.18 ERA, 1.175 WHIP, and 130/35 K/BB ratio in 114 innings (20 starts) this season with Toronto. He'll be a free agent in the winter.
Jul 26 - 1:52 PM


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