MLB trade rumors: Yankees not interested in these 6 players?
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has said he’ll remain aggressive, trying to wheel and deal until the July 31 trade deadline.
But Cashman isn’t keen on everybody.
In fact, there are a few players he simply doesn’t want to see in pinstripes, no matter how hard other clubs try pushing them.
Cashman’s disinterest spans multiple levels. Some players are just too costly — yes, even for the Yankees, baseball’s version of Fort Knox. Others have too many question marks.
Take a look at six of them below.
Edwin Jackson: The Yankees have checked in on the Cubs starter in the past, but they “don’t seem interested” in him now, CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports. Jackson has pitched poorly for Chicago and is owed approximately $26 million through 2016. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Matt Kemp: The Yankees aren’t all too keen on adding the 29-year-old center fielder who’s due $21 million in 2015 and $21.5 million a year from 2016 to 2019, according to ESPN New York’s Andrew Marchand, citing a source. That’s despite the fact GM Brian Cashman says he wants to trade for a hitter and Kemp would fit the Yankees need for an outfielder. (Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports)
Cliff Lee: They scouted his final rehab start, but they’re not “hot and heavy” for the 35-year-old lefty, Marchand reports. Which is understandable. Lee is owed $25 million in 2015 and has a 2016 club option worth $27.5 million. Is he over his elbow problems? Does he even want to come to New York, which is on his no-trade list? (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
A.J. Burnett: The Yankees don’t have strong interest in bringing the 37-year-old righty back for a second Bronx go-around, according to the New York Post’s George King. He’s just 6-9 with a 3.86 ERA, but might be an upgrade over Chris Capuano. (Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports)
And would the Yankees not be interested in Burnett? He would be a great addition, if the Yankees wished to start a circus. He could play the clown.
Ian Kennedy: Well, actually, this comes with a caveat. The Yankees are, in fact, interested the Padres right-hander. But, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, San Diego’s asking price is a bit too steep. The club wanted Yankees prospects Eric Jagielo, a third baseman, and pitcher Ian Clarkin in a deal for Kennedy, an ex-Yankee. (USA Today Sports.)
Dan Uggla: Cashman told reporters on July 18 he’s not interested in the 34-year-old second baseman. That was just after the Braves cut him , but before he signed with the Giants. Presumably, it still wouldn’t take much for the Yankees to pry him from San Francisco if Cashman were to reverse course, which he won’t. (Photo by Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images)