Report: #Cubs, Yanks talk trade
The Cubs need someone to play center field. The Yankees are examining their second base options. But apparently a trade of Starlin Castro for Brett Gardner is not going to happen. The New York Daily News reported Friday that the two teams were talking about a possible deal which would send Castro to the Yankees in exchange for Gardner.
But later Friday, NY Daily News reporter Mark Feinsand posted an update on Twitter, saying the Yankees were not interested in such a deal but may consider Castro at another price.
CBS Sports and MLB Network’s Jon Heyman also posted on Twitter Friday that there had been no talk of Gardner for Castro at this point, saying the Yankees were seeking pitching.
The Cubs need a center fielder with Dexter Fowler’s departure via free agency.
Castro made the move from shortstop to second base in August to clear a starting spot for Addison Russell. If they move Castro, the Cubs have Javier Baez and Tommy La Stella as options at second base.
The Yankees’ in-house options at second base are Dustin Ackley and Rob Refsnyder, who could form a platoon. MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch is among those who have reported Yankees GM Brian Cashman is open to an upgrade at the position.