The Chicago Cubs are still the best team in baseball and they are looking for ways to improve their already great roster. According to the latest MLB rumors, the Cubs might deal young infielder Javier Baez to the New York Yankees in exchange for starter Nathan Eovaldi.
As mentioned in a previous report, Chicago will be active in the trade market as they try to end a 107-year World Series championship drought. They have already been linked with top outfielders and pitchers at the start of the season.
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Julie DiCaro of 670 The Score reported that the Cubs have started to negotiate with the Yankees to acquire right-handed pitcher Nathan Eovaldi. She mentioned that the talks are still in the early stages and a possibility of a trade is still low.
— Julie DiCaro (@JulieDiCaro) May 29, 2016
According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Yankees have already explored the possibility of trading Eovaldi this winter. The 26-year-old suffered from an inflamed elbow last season and he already had Tommy John surgery when he was still in high school.
Eovaldi is still under team control until 2018 but New York might capitalize on his good season and pull the trigger on a trade offer they like. He has a 6-2 record with a 3.71 ERA and 57 strikeouts in 10 starts this season.
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Brendan Kuty of the NJ Advance Media Group suggested a trade centered on Eovaldi and the Cubs’ young infielder Javier Baez. The 23-year-old has struggled hitting the ball ever since he was ranked as the fifth best prospect in 2014.
However, Baez has made strides this season with a batting average of .289 in 28 games this season. He can also play shortstop, second and third base.
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