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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

Jon Heyman of Fancred reports that the Yankees have talked to the Twins about veteran starter Ervin Santana.

Heyman adds that the Yankees are also showing interest in Twins starters Kyle Gibson, Jake Odorizzi, and Lance Lynn. Santana finally made his 2018 debut on Wednesday against the Blue Jays after missing the first four months of the season due to complications related to February surgery on his right middle finger. He allowed three runs on seven hits over five innings in a no-decision versus Toronto.
Jul 26 - 12:12 PM

TR Sullivan of MLB.com writes that the Yankees could be one of the teams interested in trading for Cole Hamels.

Earlier on Wednesday, Sullivan reported that teams still had interest in acquiring Hamels despite his struggles over the past five appearances (10.23 ERA, 1.043 OPS in that time frame). The Yankees are apparently one of those teams who could pursue the 34-year-old southpaw, assuming the trade cost isn't exorbitant, and it shouldn't be. Hamels has a $20 million option for the 2019 season, and it'll cost $6 million to buyout that option. The Yankees will also have to convince him to waive his no-trade clause.
Jul 25 - 8:24 PM

Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports that the Yankees are "heavily in the mix" for J.A. Happ.

Feinsand reported earlier on Wednesday that the Blue Jays were close to a trade of the southpaw, and it appears that trade could be sending Happ to the division-rival Yankees. Feinsand also mentions that the Brewers could also be in play, and that there are other clubs in the mix as well. It appears a trade for Happ is indeed close, but it also sounds like the Blue Jays are still evaluating various offers. Either way, we should see the 35-year-old in a new uniform relatively soon.
Jul 25 - 4:54 PM

Jon Heyman of Fancred reports that the Orioles have agreed to trade Zach Britton to the Yankees.

Baltimore is getting pitching prospects Dillon Tate, Josh Rogers, and Cody Carroll, per Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Britton will move into a setup role in New York, which obviously does severe damage to his fantasy value, but this is a great addition for a Yankees bullpen that already ranks No. 1 among all major league teams in both combined ERA (2.75) and strikeouts. An official announcement from both the O's and Yankees should be coming soon.
Jul 24 - 9:01 PM

According to Jon Heyman of Fancred, a trade sending Zach Britton to the Yankees is "close to done."

Heyman says the Yankees will send "multiple prospects" to the O's in return for the 30-year-old closer. One of those prospects could be 24-year-old right-hander Dillon Tate, who was a healthy scratch from his scheduled start Tuesday night at Double-A Britton. There could be something official here soon.
Jul 24 - 8:23 PM


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