The New York Yankees are now unlikely to pursue alternative option for 2nd base in the 2016 season, according to reports, as many expect the Yankees to stick with the platoon of Rob Refsnyder and Dustin Ackley.
When asked this week at a charity event if he could handle being the next closer for the New York Yankees, All Star reliever Dellin Betances downplayed the idea of it as well as any trade talks the team has had regarding Andrew Miller.
On Tuesday night, the family for late New York Yankees catcher and Hall of Famer Yogi Berra accepted the Presidential Medal of Freedom from United States President Barack Obama at the White House; Berra passed away in late September at the age of 90.
The Boston Red Sox are apparently all in on landing Toronto Blue Jays ace and American League Cy Young runner up David Price in free agency this winter, according to reports. The New York Yankees though, are still not interested in pursuing Price this winter and aren't expected to pursue him even with Boston's interest.
The New York Yankees are now willing to listen to trade offers for Ivan Nova, whose entering the final year of his contract, but the Yankees aren't giving Nova away and would prefer a starter in any return deal for him in a trade proposal.
When asked this week if he could be the everyday starting second baseman, Rob Refsnyder said that he definitely can be the New York Yankees everyday second baseman in the 2016 season.
Shortly after the rumors swirled about Robinson Cano being very unhappy and wanting a trade from the Seattle Mariners back to the New York Yankees, the 33-year-old second basemen posted a video to Twitter and may have subtly addressed the rumors and possibly, ended them without directly saying so.
Brett Gardner's name has been involved in a lot of trade rumors this past month, but the New York Yankees aren't in a rush to deal him, according to reports, mostly due to the fact that the longer they wait, the higher Gardner's value goes up this offseason in trade discussions.
After the rumors came down on Monday of Robinson Cano being unhappy with the situation in Seattle and wanted a trade back to the New York Yankees, Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto responded to the rumors and said that Cano is "currently happy" right now.
Despite the rumors and chatter of Robinson Cano wanting to be traded from the Seattle Mariners back to the New York Yankees, the two teams are currently not discussing a deal that would send Cano back to the Bronx in exchange for Jacoby Ellsbury; even if the trade made sense for both sides.