Having put in a claim over the weekend, the Yankees had hoped to work out a trade for closer David Robertson, but it wasn’t to be.
Brian Cashman is still sticking to his guns.
According to CBSSports.com/WFAN baseball insider Jon Heyman, the Mets are still targeting Justin Upton, Carlos Gonzalez, Carlos Gomez, Gerardo Parra and Jay Bruce.
Parra, who will be a free agent after the season, is a versatile outfielder. He’s played 30 games in center field, 45 games in left field and 15 games in right field this season.
Might we see top prospect Michael Conforto in Queens this season? It’s certainly not out of the question.
According to CBSSports.com/WFAN baseball insider Jon Heyman, left fielder Justin Upton and center fielder Carlos Gomez are on the Mets’ radar.
The front office believes that the veteran skipper is trying, Heyman notes, and officials appreciate his effort as the season continues to take a turn for the worse.
Santos, 31, was designated for assignment by the Dodgers on May 27. He ended up clearing waivers and became a free agent.
Days after releasing a handwritten apology to fans, A-Rod may have created another reason to say he’s sorry by not giving his bosses a heads up that he was en route to spring training.
There is no shortage of interest in Cuban phenom Yoan Moncada. The question now revolves around how badly teams like the Yankees want him.
The 33-year-old right-hander went 14-8 with a 3.21 ERA and 180 strikeouts to 44 walks for the American League champion Royals last season.
His return to the Bronx was considered a long shot, but Ichiro Suzuki’s major league career will continue nonetheless.
He was 18-5 with a 3.15 ERA in 2014, a year after going 21-3 with a 2.90 ERA and being voted the best pitcher in the American League.
The agreement includes $1.5 million in performance bonuses: $500,000 each for 450, 500 and 550 plate appearances.
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson isn’t the only one interested in landing the four-time All-Star.