UPDATE (11:14 am) : Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that the Minnesota Twins have been assigned to J.A. are interested. Happ:
– Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November 7, 2018
On Tuesday, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reported on the Toronto Blue Jays interest at the signing of the free-agent left-hander JA Happ.
Brian Cashman, General Manager of Yankees, has previously reported interest in the re-signing of Happ, which was acquired by the Blue Jays in July in a trade-deadline deal.
Cashman is also expected to join free-agent left-hander Patrick Corbin, who is trying to overtake the star rotation for 201
According to Morosi a new contender emerges who challenges the Yankees for both Happ and for him Corbin:
Sources: #WhiteSox active in the pitching market, with Interest in Patrick Corbin and JA Happ among others. The reason: Reynaldo Lopez is the only current White Sox launcher who threw 50+ IP with an ERA below 4.00 this year.
21 things learned at GM Meetings
Here's the latest from Happ and Corbin from NJ Advance Media's Brendan Kuty covering the GM Meetings in Carlsbad, California:
A person with knowledge of the negotiations between JA Happ and the Yankees said there was not much to report on Happ's front. The person who requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly added that Happ did not move so much and the left launcher was still trying to gauge the interest of teams. There will be no shortage of happers, and the Yankees want him back.
About interest in Patrick Corbin …
What Cashman said: "He is a freelance agent and we will engage every free agent on the market and gauge the price tags and see how they might suit us, and we'll see. "
What he actually said: That's Cashman's way-quotes when asked for a free agent on which the Yankees will undoubtedly be interested. He actually says, "Of course we want to sign Patrick Corbin, but I will not give up any potential leverage by telling you all about it."
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