The MLB Winter Meetings are in full swing in San Diego, and the Yankees are expected to be active. Here's the latest...
Dec. 10, 12:30 PM:
The Yankees have made J.A. Happ available via trade, partly in an effort to clear payroll with the potential that a massive deal for free agent Gerrit Cole will soon be added to the books, reports SNY's Andy Martino.
With Happ available, Martino notes that "plenty of National League teams," including the Brewers, would have interest in trading for him. Martino also lists the Blue Jays as a potential suitor.
Happ is owed $17 million for the 2020 season, and his $17 million option for the 2021 season will vest if he throws 165 innings and/or starts 27 games this coming season.
Dec. 10, 11:44 AM:
The Yankees remain interested in trading for Royals LHP Tim Hill, according to The Post's George A. King III.
Dec. 10, 10:47 AM:
The Yankees made their first offer to Cole on Monday night, according to Jon Heyman of the MLB Network.
After Stephen Strasburg's record-setting seven-year, $245 million deal with the Nationals, the deal for Cole could surpass $300 million and could reach eight or nine years.