The Cubs have agreed to acquire flame-throwing lefty relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman from the Yankees for four players, according to various reports.
The Yankees will get shortstop Gleyber Torres, the Cubs No. 1 prospect, as well as pitcher Adam Warren, outfield prospects Billy McKinney and Rashad Crawford. That's a significant Kyle Long Jersey haul for a relief pitcher who will be a free agent at season's end.
Yanks and Cubs have a Pat O'Donnell Jersey deal. Torres, mckinney, Warren and likely 1 more to NYY.Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman)
Source says the Cubs have been told that Hal Steinbrenner has signed off on trading Chapman so no obstacles left to block 4-for-1 dealJayson Stark (@jaysonst)
Sources: finalizing deal to acquire Aroldis Chapman from for Gleyber Torres, Adam Warren, Billy McKinney and Rashad Crawford.Patrick Mooney (@CSNMooney Chase Daniel Jersey )
Chapman, 28, is the hardest-throwing pitcher in baseball and one of the top closers. He is 3-0 with a 2.01 ERA and 20 saves this season. His arrival in Chicago likely wouldpushHctor Rondon to a set-up role.
He comes with plenty of baggage, though. He served a 30-game suspension Prince Amukamara Jersey to start the season following an October in incident in which he was accused of choking his girlfriend and firing eight gunshots.
Torres, 19, is hitting .275 with a .359 on-base percentage and .791 OPS. He has nine home runs and 23 doubles in 94 games with the High-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans. The native of Venezuela Eddie Jackson Jersey was ranked as the 28th best prospect in the game coming into the season.
McKinney, 21, was MLB. Jim McMahon Jersey com's No. 88 prospect. He is hitting.252/.355/.322 with one home run for Double-A Tenne see.
Here's what the 2016 annual wrote about Gleyber Torres and Billy McKinney, just acquired by the YankeesKenny Ducey (@KennyDucey)