Yankees Rumors: Darvish Passed On New York's Offer, Latest On Ellsbury Deal, & More

The New York Yankees have been the clear winners of the offseason so far, but the team is far from done. With their lineup mostly set thanks to Giancarlo Stanton, the Yankees are focused on adding another top-end pitcher to their rotation - and they're having a tough time landing one. Here are all the latest Yankees news and rumors you need to know:

Yu Darvish passed on New York's offer
Darvish remains one of the premier starting pitchers available on the open market, so it's not a surprise that he has received offers from several teams.

New York tried to get ahead of the market by offering him a seven-year deal worth $160 million, but when Darvish didn't accept the offer in 48 hours, the Yankees pulled the offer off the table, according to ESPN NY's Michael Kay.

The Yankees are still interested in signing Darvish and it's unclear if they'd be willing to offer a similar deal to him in the future. Darvish appears to believe he can receive a better offer from someone else, but that hasn't come yet.

The 31-year-old had a 3.86 ERA over 186.2 innings pitched with 209 strikeouts and 58 walks with the Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Dodgers last season.

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Latest on possible Jacoby Ellsbury deal
New York has been looking into trading Jacoby Ellsbury this offseason, and while he wants to stay with the team in 2018, the Yankees are willing to absorb half of his contract in order to move him, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.

The New York Yankees are said to be willing to pay at least half of Jacoby Ellsbury’s $22 million salary but are still having trouble stirring much trade interest at this point. That could be because there are so many similar players still available on the free-agent market, though, and it’s possible they could find some takers later.

Ellsbury hit .264 with seven home runs and 39 RBIs in 112 games this season.

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Yankees receiving trade requests for Clint Frazier and Miguel Andujar
New York general manager Brian Cashman appeared on SiriusXM Fantasy Radio earlier this week and said he has received a ton of trade requests for outfielder Clint Frazier and third baseman Miguel Andujar.

"There's a recognition of Clint Frazier and Miguel Andujar as the next level of guys right below Gleyber Torres and it's understandable why, with what these guys have done coming through our system," said Cashman.

Frazier is 23 years old and batted .231/.268/.448 with four homers and 17 RBIs in 39 games last season. Andujar is 22 years old and rated as the Yankees fifth-best prospect according to MLB Pipeline, Between Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Andujar had a .315/.352/.498 batting line in 125 games.

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