As the deadline approaches, an offer for New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman have surfaced and expected to be completed by Monday.
According to Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball, the Chicago Cubs have a trade on the table which would move top shortstop prospect Gleyber Torres and more to the New York Yankees for Aroldis Chapman.
The deal hangs on, however, on extension talks between the Cubs and Chapman. According to Rian Watt, the package is all set but the extension may interfere on whether or not the trigger is pulled.
According to Watt, a four-year extension worth $60-million was on the table.
MLB.com’s 28-best prospect was scratched from Sunday’s game with High-A Myrtle Beach, where the 19-year old is slashing .275/.359/.433 with nine home runs in 94 games.
Overall, Chapman owns a 3-0 record that is supplemented by a 2.01 earned run average, 12.6 strikeouts per nine innings, a career-low 2.3 walks per nine innings, and 20 saves in just one more opportunity.
In what has been a crazy deadline season full of nothing but reports surrounding Chapman, we could very well have our first actual deal take place within the next few days.
We will have more on this story as it unfolds in front of our very own eyes.
Yanks and cubs are working on torres-plus for chapman deal, and hoping to finalize
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 24, 2016