New York Yankees Already Reaching Out To Free Agents (Report)
Oct 30, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (54) celebrates after game five of the 2016 World Series against the Cleveland Indians at Wrigley Field. The Cubs defeated the Indians 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

With free agency beginning on Monday morning, the New York Yankees have already commenced the search for new additions. 

During the first day of free agency, New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is making sure the stove is starting off smoking hot.

According to Erik Boland of Newsday Sports, Cashman has been in contact with Aroldis Chapman’s agent and has started to reach out to free agents on the market.

Chapman, who recently won the World Series with the Chicago Cubs, spent the first half of 206 with the Bombers and pitched to a 2.01 ERA with 44 strikeouts in 31.1 innings of work.

With the Cubs, Chapman was even more dominant as he struck out 46 in 26.2 innings while not allowing a single home run. With the way Dellin Betances pitched down the stretch (9.64 ERA in September), an established closer with 181 saves since 2012 is near the top of Cashman’s shopping list.

Stay tuned to Elite Sports NY for the latest updates during this hot stove season.