Garza Trade talks & Yankees still interested in Jones
by Matt S.
According to David Kaplan of CSNChicago.com, trade talks for Matt Garza are “heating up.” Kaplan hears that the Red Sox, Yankees and Blue Jays are all involved. While the Cubs have considered a contract extension for Garza, they are willing to listen on anybody. Given the recent package of prospects the A’s received from the Nationals in the Gio Gonzalez deal, this could be an ideal time to move him. Garza, 28, is under team control for the next two seasons.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Wednesday that the club remains interested in re-signing Andruw Jones. However, it doesn’t appear as though an agreement is imminent. Jones is currently drawing interest from multiple teams and one report last week linked him to the Red Sox. The 34-year-old batted .247/.356/.495 with 13 homers, 33 RBI and an .851 OPS over 222 plate appearances last season, including a .926 OPS against southpaws.