Carlos Beltran was named American League Player of the Week.Beltran hit .423 (11-for-26) with four doubles, three home runs, six RBI and seven runs scored.This is the fourth time he was named AL Player of the Week and his 10th Player of the Week award in his career.
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Houston Astros third baseman Luis Valbuena (18) rounds the bases after hitting a home run against the Seattle Mariners in the second inning at Minute Maid Park. (Thomas Shea)
Houston Astros third baseman Luis Valbuena (18) rounds the bases after hitting a home run against the Seattle Mariners in the second inning at Minute Maid Park. (Thomas Shea)

The Yankees are interested in former Astros 3B Luis Valbuenaaccording to Valbuena's representative Steve Schneider.

Schneider said the Yankees are one of "several" teams in "ongoing" dialogue about Valbuena, and while the third basemen has already received a few offers, Schneider would not say if the Yankees made one. However he did describe talks with the Yankees as "continuing."

Valbuena was off to a solid start in 2016, hitting 13 HRs and 40 RBIs to go with his .260 BA and career-high .816 OPS, before injuring his hamstring in late July. The injury would eventually require surgery, forcing the 31-year old to miss the remainder of the season.

Schneider would not state what type of deal his client is looking for other than saying the veteran wants more than "one year" on a contract. He added that Valbuena is looking to be an everyday player next season, even if it is at a variety of positions. 

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(Dennis Wierzbicki)

Latest update

5:15 PM:

In addition to pursuing free agent LHP Aroldis Chapman, the Yankees are also talking to free agent RHP Kenley Jansen, GM Brian Cashman told reporters.

3:50 PM:

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(Brad Rempel)

The Yankees have not had discussions with the Twins about trading for 2B Brian Dozier, GM Brian Cashman said during an interview on MLB Network radio on Monday.

"I haven't had any dialogue with the Twins about Dozier," Cashman said. That's a false report."

Jon Heyman of FanRag reported earlier Monday that the Yankees had "checked in" with the Twins about Dozier, with the Dodgers also interested.

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(Gary A. Vasquez)

Free agent LHP Rich Hill has agreed to a three-year deal with the Dodgers worth $48 million, the team announced Monday.

The Yankees were "all-in" on Hill, Jim Bowden of ESPN reported Nov. 29.

The Astros and Rangers were also in serious pursuit of Hill, with the Red Sox and Orioles interested to a lesser degree, noted Bowden.

Tags: Brett Gardner, CC Sabathia, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda
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Matt Holliday is reportedly ready to sign with the Yankees. (Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports)
Matt Holliday is reportedly ready to sign with the Yankees. (Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports)

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV:

The Yankees have a plan and signing Matt Holliday as their designated hitter signals they are sticking to it.

GM Brian Cashman weighed several long-term and short-term options on the DH market, but the blueprint for the organization screamed one-year deal, to which they settled. The club is not one year from serious World Series contention -- in fact they might be a couple of years away. So long-term deals for a DH made little sense.

I was hoping the Yankees would reunite with switch-hitter Carlos Beltran because I felt his left-handed power was a necessity and he was also looking for a one-year deal. Once Beltran signed with the Astros, I figured that Brandon Moss, a left-handed masher, would be a solid option. The Yankees obviously felt that they had enough left-handed hitters in the lineup and that adding another was not necessary.

Tags: Dellin Betances, Gary Sanchez, Tyler Clippard, Chris Carelli
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Whom should the Yankees pursue? 00:02:47
The BNNY crew discusses whom the Yankees might target this offseason, including Carlos Beltran.

With the Winter Meetings kicking off Monday in Washington, D.C., in what areas can we expect GM Brian Cashman to center his concentration?

First, the methodology

Cashman does not typically use the Winter Meetings to make all his deals for the offseason. He tends to lay groundwork with free agents and their representatives as well as interact with GMs concerning players available on the trade market. Often, Cashman makes minor deals during the Winter Meetings and strikes any major trades or signings after the information collection process. But I would not be surprised if Cashman moved a bit quicker this offseason since he had plenty of time to collect data while he waited for the completion of the CBA.

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Matt Holliday is reportedly ready to sign with the Yankees. (Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports)
Matt Holliday is reportedly ready to sign with the Yankees. (Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees have agreed to a 1-year, $13 million contract with Matt Holliday, according to Sweeny Murti of WFAN and FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman.

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New York Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran (Kim Klement/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran (Kim Klement/USA Today Sports Images)

Carlos Beltran has signed a one-year deal with the Houston Astros for $16 million.

The deal includes a full no-trade clause, according to Buster Olney.

The Yankees reportedly kicked tires on Beltran but never made him a formal offer, according to Mark Feinsand.

Tags: Carlos Beltran, Chris Carelli
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Baseball Night in New York takes an unrealistic look at the near future of the New York Yankees on this edition of Let's Overreact.

Yankees rebuilding or reloading? 00:02:53
Jon Hein and Eamon McAnaney discuss the Yankees' rebuilding process and how they should approach it moving forward.

The Yankees, looking to acquire bats, are interested in bringing in Edwin Encarnacion, Matt HollidayMike Napoli and Carlos Beltran, according to FanRag's Jon Heyman. 

The Yankees had been linked to OF Yoenis Cespedes and now appear to be looking elsewhere after Cespedes re-signed with the Mets.

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(Kevin Sousa)

Friday is the deadline to tender contracts to arbitration-eligible players, and the Yankees do not seem to have any difficult decisions to make. After releasing Nathan Eovaldi and Dustin Ackley last week, the remaining arbitration eligible players each have reasonable cases to receive contracts from the Yankees.

Note: Player's estimated arbitration figure in parenthesis provided by MLB Trade Rumors.

Dellin Betances ($3.4 million)

The Yankees are rumored to be interested in signing an elite free agent closer, with Aroldis Chapman on the winter wish list, but tendering Betances a contract is a no-brainer. Betances has become one of the top relievers in the game himself, enough so that Yankees GM Brian Cashman has indicated the club would be content with Betances controlling the ninth inning if they do not sign Chapman, Kenley Jansen or Mark Melancon. In a monetary sense, Betances making one-fifth the salary of his potential bullpen mate for virtually the same production is a major value to the Yankees.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Adam Warren, Austin Romine, Brett Gardner, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Michael Pineda
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Nov 2, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; in game seven of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)
Nov 2, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; in game seven of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)

Owners, players, MLB officials and the Major League Baseball Players Association reached an agreement Wednesday night on new a five-year collective bargaining agreement, the league announced Friday afternoon.

The deal includes revised rules for free-agent and qualifying offer compensation, the international amateur market and luxury tax threshold.

In the previous labor deal, teams were fined for payrolls exceeding $189 million. In the new agreement, the luxury tax threshold will rise annually from $195 million to $210 million. Teams that repeatedly exceed the payroll threshold by a certain rate will be subject to increasing tax rates, which could reach as high as 90 percent. 

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Sep 10, 2016; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) pitches in the 2nd inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports)
Sep 10, 2016; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) pitches in the 2nd inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka, who finished seventh in the AL Cy Young voting, believes 2016 was his best season in the majors so far and he'd like that success to translate into the World Baseball Classic, he told the Japan Times. 

Tanaka finished the season 14-4 with a 3.07 ERA in 199.2 innings, also striking out a career-high 165 batters. 

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The Yankees' search for a designated hitter could be impacted by the four-year, $110 million dollar deal the Mets gave Yoenis Cespedes, writes George A. King III in the NY Post.

An MLB executive told King that free agent 1B/DH Edwin Encarnacion's price could go up due to the deal given to Cespedes.

"This might help him because some teams might think [Encarnacion] is a better purchase," the executive said.

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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge leaps but can't catch a two-run home run by Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki during the sixth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge leaps but can't catch a two-run home run by Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki during the sixth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner said he expects Aaron Judge to be the team's starting right fielder to open the 2017 season.

"He's got some work to do; he knows that," Steinbrenner told YES Network, according to the New York Daily News' Mark Feinsand. "We're going to figure out exactly what we think is wrong. My expectations are he's going to be my starting right fielder this year. That's a big deal and a big opportunity. I know he's going to make the most of it."

Judge, a top outfield prospect, made his MLB debut last season in early August, but struggled to a .179/.263/.345 batting line with four home runs, 10 RBIs and 42 strikeouts in 27 games. He will still retain rookie status because he only had 95 plate appearances.

With Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Judge hit .270 with 19 home runs and 65 RBIs in 93 games. Prior to 2016, Judge was ranked Baseball Prospectus' No. 18 prospect, MLB.com's No. 31 prospect and Baseball America's No. 76 prospect.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner, Clint Frazier, Gary Sanchez, Jacoby Ellsbury, Tyler Austin, Yoenis Cespedes
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With the current collective barganinig agreement set to expire on Dec. 1, MLB Owners and the MLB Players Association are negotiating a new CBA in Dallas, according to multiple reports.

The MLBPA has said it is willing to temporarily continue under the old agreement while a new one is worked out. However, team owners want something new finalized so they can properly negotiate new contracts and trades this winter. As such, owners are reportedly threatening a lockout, which would essentially pause the offseason (and potentially delay spring training and Opening Day day if it takes too long to work out a new deal).

Similarly, sources have told ESPN.com's Buster Olney that a lockout could mean teams won't participate in next week's MLB Winter Meetings, which is scheduled to begin in Washington D.C. on Dec. 5.

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East infielder Gleyber Torres of the New York Yankees during the Arizona Fall League Fall Stars game at Surprise Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
East infielder Gleyber Torres of the New York Yankees during the Arizona Fall League Fall Stars game at Surprise Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

In its latest rankings, Baseball Prospectus has ranked SS Gleyber Torres as the Yankees' top prospect heading into 2017.

Torres hit a combined .270 with 11 HRs, 66 RBIs, and 21 stolen bases in 125 games between New York and Chicago's Advanced-A affiliates.

The Yankees acquired Torres from the Cubs in July as part of the trade that sent Aroldis Chapman to Chicago.

Here is BP's full list of New York's top 10 prospects:

  1. SS Gleyber Torres
  2. OF Clint Frazier
  3. 2B/SS Jorge Mateo
  4. OF Blake Rutherford
  5. LHP Justus Sheffield
  6. RHP James Kaprielian
  7. RF Aaron Judge
  8. RHP Albert Abreu
  9. IF/OF Tyler Wade
  10. RHP Chance Adams
Tags: Aaron Judge, Clint Frazier, James Kaprielian, Jorge Mateo
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(Brad Penner)

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman recently claimed that previous collective bargaining agreements (CBA) "hindered" the organization's ability to carry out its business model. As Major League Baseball and the Players Association work to hammer out a new CBA, would rumored changes work to the benefit or detriment of the Yankees?

Plenty of gossip has posited some changes to the next CBA. Among the chief alterations is a new threshold value for the competitive balance tax (or luxury tax as is it commonly coined), adding an international draft, and the elimination of draft pick compensation.

At the heart of the Yankees' restraints is the competitive balance tax. The tax's purpose is to curtail, as best it can, the spending of large market teams like the Yankees. The Yankees have surpassed the competitive balance threshold in every season since it began in 2003, with the 2002 iteration of the CBA. The tax has cost the Yankees just under $300 million overall through the 2015 tax, according to Forbes.com.

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Mar 5, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Jorge Mateo (93) is congratulated in the dugout after his home run against the Boston Red Sox at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 5, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Jorge Mateo (93) is congratulated in the dugout after his home run against the Boston Red Sox at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Yankees added INF Miguel Andujar, LHP Dietrich Enns, RHP Giovanny Gallegos, RHP Ronald Herrera, INF Jorge Mateo and RHP Yefrey Ramirez to their 40-man roster on Friday, the team announced. 

The

The Yankees have unconditionally released RHP Nathan Eovaldi, LHP Joe Mantiply and RHP Nick Rumbelow, the team announced Monday.

Tags: Nathan Eovaldi, Nick Rumbelow
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Who should the Yankees pursue? 00:05:02
Baseball Night in New York discusses what the Yankees offseason plan should be and which free agents they should target.

The New York Yankees are continuing to target bigger names in free agency, including Dexter Fowler and Matt Holliday.

Tags: Aroldis Chapman, Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran
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New York Yankees RHP Dellin Betances (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees RHP Dellin Betances (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees RHP Dellin Betances will pitch for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic in March.

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Oct 19, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Brett Cecil (27) pitches during the seventh inning against the Cleveland Indians in game five of the 2016 ALCS playoff baseball series at Rogers Centre. (Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports)
Oct 19, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Brett Cecil (27) pitches during the seventh inning against the Cleveland Indians in game five of the 2016 ALCS playoff baseball series at Rogers Centre. (Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees looked closely at reliever Brett Cecil before he signed with the Cardinals, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. 

Cecil signed a four-year, $30.5 million deal with St. Louis this week, shortening the reliever market.

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(Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE)

Former Yankees catcher Jorge Posada is among 19 new candidates on the 2017 Hall of Fame ballot. Posada, a four-time World Series champion, was one of the best offensive catchers during his time in the major leagues, but does his overall resume measure up to the status of a Hall of Famer?

Posada, a five-time All-Star and five-time Silver Slugger winner, hit .273 with a .374 OBP, .474 SLG, 121 OPS+, 275 home runs and 1,065 RBI across 17 major league seasons (his first two seasons amassed just nine games). He caught close to 1,600 games for the Yankees, but his work behind the plate was not much of a strong suit as measured by defensive runs saved (-64 from 2002-2011; DRS was not recorded before the 2002 season via FanGraphs).

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MLB owners are threatening a lockout next week that would shut down baseball as they continue negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with the MLB Players Association (MLBPA), according to reports by Joel Sherman, Ken Rosenthal and others.

The current CBA between the owners and player's union expires Dec. 1.

"In terms of trying to make a deal, 10 days is plenty of time," MLB commissioner Rob Manfred told Sherman. "We are in the midst of active negotiations and are committed to completing an agreement."

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Yankees GM Brian Cashman was willing to use Brian McCann as the club's full-time designated hitter if it came to it. But a deal came along that the Yankees and McCann did not want to pass up, leaving a fairly large void to fill. Fortunately for Cashman, he can sort through a multitude of options that sit on the open market.

Carlos Beltran

A reunion with the 40-year-old switch-hitter is certainly an option. Beltran was traded to the Texas Rangers for prospects including Dillon Tate, the No. 4 overall pick in the 2015 First Year Player Draft, before last season's trade deadline.

Tags: Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Chris Carelli
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(David Richard)

The Yankees remain interested in a reunion with free agent DH/OF Carlos Beltran, with the Red Sox, Astros, and Rangers viewed as other serious suitors, reports Joel Sherman of the NY Post

The Yankees traded Beltran to the Rangers on Aug. 1 in exchange for RHPs Dillon TateEric Swanson and Nick Green,

The 39-year-old Beltran, who just completed a three-year deal worth $45 million, hit .304 with a ,344 OBP and .546 SLG with 22 home runs and 64 RBIs in 99 games for the Yankees this past season.

He hit .280 with a .325 OBP and .451 SLG with seven home runs and 29 RBIs in 52 gam

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The New York Yankees made yet another trade of a high-priced veteran when they shipped Brian McCann to Houston for a pair of right-handed pitching prospects on Thursday. The move infused increased chatter in the industry concerning left fielder Brett Gardner's tenure in the Bronx.

Gardner, 33. has been front and center in trade rumors since he signed his four-year, $52 million contract (contains a team option worth $12.5 million, $2.5 million buyout for 2019) before the 2015 season. Gardner has slowed down in recent seasons, but the $24 million remaining on his deal over the next two seasons is still a team-friendly situation. 

However, Yankees GM Brian Cashman has been open to trading anyone in the system if it makes sense for the organization's future. This is where a multitude of scenarios arise.

Tags: Yoenis Cespedes, Chris Carelli
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The Yankees could free up money to make a run at free agent OF Yoenis Cespedes, who wants to return to the Mets, who would love to have him back...


Cespedes (52) hits a sacrifice fly during the first inning at Nationals Park. Credit: Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports


Weekend Updates...

Nov. 20 | 5:03PM

The Yankees could end up making a major free-agent signing, such as Cespedes, who becomes a better fit if they first trade Brett Gardner, according to FoxSports.com MLB reporter Ken Rosenthal.

Tags: Yoenis Cespedes
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(Tim Heitman)

With the Yankees trading Brian McCann to the Astros, general manager Brian Cashman said the team could be in the market to add new pieces to their lineup. 

Cashman said the Yankees have already talked with the agents of free agent outfielders Yoenis Cespedes and Jose Bautista. Earlier in the offseason, Cashman noted the Yankees' primary targets would be pitchers, but he now believes the team can make a move for a hitter. 

Tags: Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran
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Nov 5, 2016; Surprise, AZ, USA; East infielder Gleyber Torres of the New York Yankees during the Arizona Fall League Fall Stars game at Surprise Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
Nov 5, 2016; Surprise, AZ, USA; East infielder Gleyber Torres of the New York Yankees during the Arizona Fall League Fall Stars game at Surprise Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees prospect Gleyber Torres was named the Arizona Fall League's MVP after finishing with the highest batting average during the short campaign. 

Torres, 19, hit .403 with a .513 OBP and .645 SLG in 18 games. He also clubbed three home runs and stole four bases.

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The Arizona Fall League's regular season came to a close Thursday. The Yankees sent nine players to Arizona -- some to get rid of rust and others to demonstrate their readiness for the next level once spring training begins in February. In all, the Yankees that participated enjoyed health and success.

Tags: Greg Bird, Chris Carelli
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 (Kim Klement)
(Kim Klement)

The New York Yankees have some important roster choices to make by today's deadline to make changes to their 40-man roster before December's Rule 5 Draft, with any prospect added to the roster protected from potential selection. 

The Yankees have a slew of players to consider this season, some of whom are considered among their top-30 prospects.

As of Friday, the Yankees' 40-man roster stands at 39, so if they add more than one player, they'll need to determine which players they will let go in order to make room for any more additions. Some of these decisions should be easy for the organization.

Tags: Dustin Ackley, Nathan Eovaldi, Nick Goody, Nick Rumbelow, Richard Bleier, Chris Carelli
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New York Mets Yoenis Cespedes (52) hits a fifth-inning, three-run, home run in a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) (Kathy Willens/AP)
New York Mets Yoenis Cespedes (52) hits a fifth-inning, three-run, home run in a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) (Kathy Willens/AP)

New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman said he will likely reconvene with the representatives for free-agent outfielder Yoenis Cespedes after the team shed payroll by trading catcher Brian McCann on Thursday.

Cashman reached out to Cespedes' agents, as well as Jose Bautista's at the GM Meetings, though he downplayed it by saying he was doing his due diligence.

Tags: Brian McCann, Yoenis Cespedes
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Yankees GM Brian Cashman discusses his thought process on the trade of catcher Brian McCann to the Astros for two prospects.

The Yankees have traded C Brian McCann and cash considerations to the Houston Astros for RHP Albert Abreu and RHP Jorge Guzmanthe team announced Thursday evening

The Yankees will pay $5.5 million of McCann's $17 million salary each of the next two years, while the Astros will cover the other $11.5 million, according to Buster Olney of ESPN.

Tags: Brian McCann, Gary Sanchez, Houston Astros, Chris Carelli
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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

Yankees GM Brian Cashman spoke with Boomer and Carton on WFAN 660 AM on Thursday morning. Here's what we learned...

On free agent LHP Aroldis Chapman:

"It would be nice to have him back in the pen," Cashman said, adding that the team has not lost faith in Dellin Betances. According to Cashman, if the Yankees don't bring in a high-end reliever, Betances will be the closer in 2017.

Tags: Brian McCann, Dellin Betances
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Sep 21, 2016; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; New York Yankees third baseman Chase Headley (12) works out prior to the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 21, 2016; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; New York Yankees third baseman Chase Headley (12) works out prior to the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Yankees are open to trading third baseman Chase Headley, reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports

Headley has two more years and $26 million left on his current four-year contract with the Yankees. 

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(Caylor Arnold)

The Yankees have expressed interest in free agent RHP Jason Hammelreports George A. King III of the NY Post

Hammel, 34, had a 3.83 ERA (4.48 FIP) and 1.20 WHIP this past season for the Cubs but was not on the postseason roster for any series during their World Series run.

The Cubs recently declined his $12 million option for the 2017 season, instead buying him out for $2 million.

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East infielder Gleyber Torres of the New York Yankees during the Arizona Fall League Fall Stars game at Surprise Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas)
East infielder Gleyber Torres of the New York Yankees during the Arizona Fall League Fall Stars game at Surprise Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas)

Yankees INF prospect Gleyber Torres has been named the AFL Week 5 Player of the Week.

Torres hit .600 (9-for-15) with three runs, one double, one triple, two RBIs, two BBs, and two stolen bases in four games.

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New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (24) bats against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium. (Danny Wild)
New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (24) bats against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium. (Danny Wild)

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Last offseason, the New York Yankees professed to have a quartet of players that were off the table in trade talks. The Yankees engaged in a significant sell-off during the summer, further filling the farm system with some of the game's more highly touted players, making one believe the number of untouchable players might grow. Should that be the case?

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says that the answer is no, recently suggesting that catcher Gary Sanchez might be the only player deemed "difficult" to trade. Let's look at a handful of players who might be deemed worthy of various levels of an "untouchable" tag and discuss their merits.

Tags: Aaron Judge, Clint Frazier, Gary Sanchez, Jorge Mateo, Chris Carelli
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Texas Rangers starting pitcher Derek Holland delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. (Troy Taormina/USA Today Sports Images)
Texas Rangers starting pitcher Derek Holland delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. (Troy Taormina/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Yankees are among three teams to show early interest in free-agent LHP Derek Holland, according to the Star-Telegram's Jeff Wilson.

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(Kim Klement/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez finished second for the American League Rookie of the Year award, losing out to Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Michael Fulmer, the Baseball Writers Association of America announced Monday.

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New York Yankees designated hitter Brian McCann hits a sacrifice fly to drive in the go-ahead run against the Kansas City Royals during the 13th inning at Kauffman Stadium. (Peter Aiken/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees designated hitter Brian McCann hits a sacrifice fly to drive in the go-ahead run against the Kansas City Royals during the 13th inning at Kauffman Stadium. (Peter Aiken/USA Today Sports Images)

If the Yankees are to trade catcher Brian McCann, they would like to get a high-level prospect back in the deal, reports Kevin Kernan of the New York Post

The Yankees were able to acquire top prospects Clint Frazier and Gleyber Torres at this year's non-waiver trade deadline, and sources told Kernan the Yankes would like a prospect in the category of those two for McCann. 

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Sep 6, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Boone Logan (48) delivers a pitch in the ninth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field. The Giants defeated the Rockies 3-2. Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 6, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Boone Logan (48) delivers a pitch in the ninth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field. The Giants defeated the Rockies 3-2. Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets and Yankees are among teams interested in signing left-handed relief pitcher Boone Logan, reports Joel Sherman of the New York Post

Logan, who pitched with the Yankees from 2010-13, had a 3.69 ERA and recorded 57 strikeouts in 46.1 innings with the Rockies in 2016. He also held left-handed hitters to a .142 batting average, .222 OBP and .255 SLG. 

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Gleyber Torres came to the Arizona Fall League to see just where he stood against tougher competition. The overwhelming praise heaped on Torres by scouts and analysts covering the league points to a player ready to rapidly climb the New York Yankees' organizational ladder.

Torres, the Yankees No. 2 prospect according to MLB Pipeline, leads the AFL with a .392 average (20-for-51) with six games left on the schedule. Torres, 19, has a .516 OBP, .667 SLG and 1.182 OPS, respectively good for first, second and first in the league. Not only does Torres have a shot at maintaining the batting average lead, he has put himself in position to win the league's most valuable player award. Torres started in the league's Fall Stars Game, going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman flatly stated that Torres would start the season at Double-A Trenton, and in my view, should he succeed in the season's first few months, he is a prime candidate to move to Triple-A. 

Tags: Greg Bird, Chris Carelli
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Newsday's David Lennon wants the Yankees to trade C Brian McCann and cash to the Mets for either Curtis Granderson or Jay Bruce, and Robert Gsellman or Seth Lugo.

"It's not very often that these crosstown rivals are such a good match that they can ignore whatever hang-ups have kept them from doing business with each other more frequently," Lennon concludes. "But, in this case, it makes too much sense not to happen."

Tags: Brian McCann, Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Matthew Cerrone
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The Astros could be a fit as a trade partner for Yankees C Brian McCannwrites Joel Sherman of the NY Post.

An executive told Cashman that McCann still has enough positive qualities that the Yankees should be able to get back something of value if they trade him -- especially if they eat some of the money left on his contract.

The 32-year-old McCann, who has a full no-trade clause, is owed $34 million through 2018, which would become $45 million through 2019 if his option vests.

Tags: Brian McCann, Chris Carelli
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New York Yankees relief pitcher Dellin Betances (68) pumps his fist after they beat the against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. New York Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3. (Kim Klement)
New York Yankees relief pitcher Dellin Betances (68) pumps his fist after they beat the against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. New York Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3. (Kim Klement)

Dellin Betances and Tyler Clippard are the only two pitchers that have guaranteed spots in the Yankees' 2017 bullpen, Brian Cashman told reporters at the GM meetings in Arizona

Cashman said earlier in the week that pitching is a priority for the offseason and he and the Yankees have already reached out to closer Aroldis Chapman's agentsAccording to Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago, Chapman is seeking a $100 million contract. 

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 (Laurence Kesterson/AP)
(Laurence Kesterson/AP)

The Yankees have reached out to the agents for free agent outfielders Yoenis Cespedes and Jose Bautista, reports Jon Heyman of FanRag.

GM Brian Cashman said the Yankees are not planning on adding a big-ticket outfielder, but wouldn't rule it out.

"I'm open to anything," Cashman said. "But as of right now, we're going to let the kids take a shot. Our current focus is to let the kids try to take the job."

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