The Yankees and the Pirates are reportedly still discussing a trade that would send RHP Gerrit Cole to New York. The Pirates are reportedly asking for Yankees' top prospect Gleyber Torres, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.
Initially, the details of the trade talks centered around the Yankees sending 23-year-old outfielder Clint Frazier to Pittsburgh, according to the New York Post's George A. King III. Heyman believes that the Yankees wouldn't part with Torres in any deal for Cole, adding that Frazier is still the more likely centerpiece but it would take another prospect on top of Frazier. Perhaps Miguel Andujar or Chance Adams, Heyman reckons.
New York has reportedly been interested in Cole, who can become a free agent in 2020, since last year's trade deadline despite the Pirates' unwillingness to deal the 27-year-old former first-round pick.
New Yankees manager Aaron Boone said the team is looking to acquire another starting pitcher, and Cole is among the pitchers New York has shown interest in. Tigers RHP Michael Fulmer and Diamondbacks LHP Patrick Corbin have also been players the Yankees have reportedly inquired about, as well as reportedly resigning LHP CC Sabathia.