The Cubs and Yankees are closing in on a deal that would center around the Cubs sending prospect Gleyber Torres to the Yankees for reliever Aroldis Chapman.
In a deal which could be mutually beneficial, the Yankees and Cubs are closing in on a trade of Aroldis Chapman. Prospect Gleyber Torres was scratched from his game in High-A Myrtle Beach on Sunday and it points to a potential deal. Torres was the 28th best prospect according to MLB.com at the onset of the season. He is hitting .275 with nine home runs and 23 doubles while playing against much older competition. Although the Cubs have a logjam in the infield, Torres is a much better prospect than the Yankees gave up to acquire Chapman for this winter. Chapman has 20 saves for New York this year despite missing a month due to a suspension. He has a 2.01 ERA and 44 strikeouts in 31.1 innings pitched this season. If the deal becomes official on Monday, look for Andrew Miller to return to the closer role for the Yankees and fantasy owners will have to await to see how John Maddon handles Chapman and incumbent Hector Rondon moving forward.
Adam Eaton was 2-for-3 with three runs, a three-run home run (6) and two walks in a 5 - 4 win over Detroit by the White Sox.
Not only did Adam Eaton drive in the winning run in the ninth inning of the suspended game, but he scored the winning run in the originally scheduled game on Sunday as well. Eaton finished the series against Detroit going 6-for-13 with a double, home run and four RBI. His bat seems to warming up in the second half but Eaton faces a tough match-up on Monday against Jake Arrieta of the Cubs against whom he is hitless in six prior at bats. For the season, Eaton now has 47 runs with six home runs, 34 RBI and 11 stolen bases over 98 games.
Nick Castellanos was 1-for-4 with a solo home run (18) in Detroit’s 5 - 4 loss to Chicago on Sunday.
Each home run from here on out will be a new career high for Nick Castellanos. His emergence this year has been a boon to the owners who took him late in drafts. Through 95 games, Castellanos is slashing .297/.336/.525 with 18 home runs and 55 RBI. This was his first extra-base hit in seven games and may point to a hot streak to come this week. When Castellanos hit his home run, he was then followed by pinch-hit blasts by both Tyler Collins and Jarrod Saltalamacchia to tie the game in the ninth. Castellanos will face southpaw Drew Pomeranz on Monday and has mashed left-handed pitching throughout his career.
The A's have optioned pitcher Jesse Hahn to Triple-A.
Not only was Jesse Hahn robbed of a win against his old organization, but he was optioned at the end of the game. Oakland has a logjam in the rotation but needed a bridge with Rich Hill out with a blister issue. Hahn pitched 7.2 innings on Sunday allowing four hits, one earned run, one walk and had five strikeouts. Ryan Dull gave up the lead in relief but Hahn showed himself well in his brief return. With Oakland in line to sell prior to the deadline, Hahn may be back soon depending on what trades the A's make in the days ahead. Those in American League-only formats should take note of his start on Sunday.
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