Sport Rule 5 Draft Results: Yankees Lose Another Pitcher to Mets
Astros’ Justin Verlander to the Yankees? Not so fast, MLB insider says
Hold everything. The New York Post’s Jon Heyman appeared Tuesday on 670 The Score and pumped the brakes on the idea of the New York Yankees signing free-agent right-hander Justin Verlander. Per WFAN: “The Yankees tried for him last year, and they’ve gotten word through some high-ranking, political people, that he’d like to go to New York,” Heyman said “They made him an offer, and they felt, the way it was handled, that he didn’t want to go to New York. The Yankees are again trying with Verlander, but I don’t think they’re confident.” Part of the problem could be Verlander’s price tag, according to Heyman. “He’s gonna be a lot of money,” Heyman said.
New York lost a total of eight prospects in Wednesday's Rule 5 Draft
After already claimingearlier this offseason, the have plucked another pitcher from the ’ farm system.
The Mets used the 27th overall pick in the Major League phase of Wednesday’s Rule 5 Draft on right-handed reliever Zach Greene. As a Rule 5 pick in the Major League phase, the 26-year-old must stay on the Mets’ 26-man roster for the entire 2023 season or be offered back to the Yankees.
The pinstripers drafted Greene in the eighth round in 2019. The University of South Alabama product is coming off a strong year at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, recording a 3.42 ERA while tallying 12.6 K/9 over 48 games and 68.1 innings.
MLB insider: Mets could beat out Yankees for pair of aces
The hunt to secure starting pitching could turn into a battle between New York’s two clubs this offseason. The New York Mets and the New York Yankees are both looking to add to their rotation and have their eyes on some of the same talent. BUY MLB TICKETS: STUBHUB, VIVID SEATS, TICKETSMARTER, TICKETMASTER Two of those coveted pitchers are Jacob deGrom and Kodai Senga. Who will win them? Here’s what SNY’s Andy Martino says: “I don’t think the Yankees are signing deGrom or Senga. That’s the feeling I have from reporting. I think the Mets can end up with them both. I don’t think the Yankees are going to sign either of those players, and I’ll leave it at that.
Thealso took righty Wilking Rodriguez with the 25th pick in the Major League phase, but he's not a prospect at 32 years old.
The Yankees had the 26th pick in the Major League phase but passed on their selection. They did take southpaw Pablo Mujica from thein the first round of the Minor League phase of the Rule 5 draft. Mujia registered a 3.13 ERA with 12.5 K/9 over 31.2 innings at Rookie ball last season.
Below are all of the Yankees’ losses in the Minor League phase. You can find complete Rule 5 Draft results.
- Round 1: RHP Alfred Vega (Orioles)
- Round 1: RHP Yon Castro (Dodgers)
- Round 2: RHP Denny Larrondo (Diamondbacks)
- Round 2: RHP Ryan Miller (Red Sox)
- Round 3: RHP Nelson L. Alvarez (Rays)
- Round 7: INF Oliver Dunn (Phillies)
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Yankees see Gold Glove outfielder on the trade market .
Brian Cashman knows his offseason isn’t done. Sure, the New York Yankees general manager can bask in the glow of re-signing outfielder Aaron Judge to a record-setting, nine-year, $360 million contract and landing two-time All-Star left-hander Carlos Rodon with a six-year, $162 million deal. BUY YANKEES TICKETS: STUBHUB, VIVID SEATS, TICKETSMARTER, TICKETMASTER But with Andrew Benintendi leaving the Bronx for a five-year, $75 million contract with the Chicago White Sox, Cashman has a hole to fill in left field. And the GM has a new option to consider, according to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal. Center fielder Michael Taylor, under contract for $4.