The New York Yankees offseason hasn't disappointed thus far and they continue to look for players to upgrade their roster. Two players New York has tried to land are Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado and Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole. Today's Yankees rumors roundup doesn't involve them, but it does involve some interesting trade talk. Here are all the latest Yankees news and rumors you need to know.
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"We’ve had contact with the Yankees, my agent, Brodie (Van Wagenen), has done a great job. I love playing for the Yankees," Frazier told Kevin Kernan of the New York Post. "It was such a fun time for me. We just came up short. We had a really good squad, and they are going to be really good again."
As for the Mets, Frazier confirmed, “That’s another team we’ve had contact with. The communications we’ve had with them has been great, and it has been communications with a lot of teams, not to just pinpoint one or two teams.’’
Frazier hit .222 with 11 home runs and 32 RBIs in 66 games with the Yankees in 2017 and would be a great fit for the Mets who need offense.
Brian Cashman Praises Chance Adams
The Yankees all off-season have been trying to land an extra quality pitcher. If they are unable to get Cole or another guy on their radar for 2018, the Yankees still have a solid starting rotation and young talent on the way.
NY Daily News wrote on Tuesday that Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said he remains high on pitcher Chance Adams and said he would have been promoted from Triple-A last September had there been a need.
Cashman also discussed a crowded 40-man roster as a factor to why Adams wasn't called up to the majors.
“Was he deserving? Of course,” Cashman said. “He’s done everything he needs to do. It’s just a matter of when an opportunity becomes available.”
Trade Requests For Clint Frazier and Miguel Andujar
Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports on Tuesday, Cashman appeared on SiriusXM Fantasy Radio 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.Back to the New York Yankees Newsfeed