AL East Notes: Yanks, Danks, O’s, Harvey, Rays

Here’s the latest from the AL East:

  • While Jon Heyman of hears that the Yankees are still keeping communication open with the White Sox on starter John Danks, Joel Sherman of the New York Post says on Twitter that New York is not going after mid-level arms like Danks or Brett Anderson of the Rockies.
  • The Orioles have discussed moving starter Miguel Gonzalez as part of multiple hypothetical trades, tweets Chris Cotillo of That includes conversations with the Padres and the Phillies, says Cotillo.
  • Baltimore is considering Neal Cotts of the Rangers, among other lefties that can work against hitters of both sides, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports (Twitter links). This meshes with an earlier report via’s Jayson Stark. Other possibilities, per Connolly, are Tony Sipp of the Astros, Andrew Miller of the Red Sox, and Oliver Perez of the Diamondbacks. The Orioles do not view the PhilliesAntonio Bastardo as an option, says Connolly.
  • Rising Orioles pitching prospect Hunter Harvey will be shut down for the rest of the season, executive VP Dan Duquette told reports including’s Britt Ghiroli (Twitter link). The prognosis looks good, however, as he does not have ligament damage but rather a flexor mass strain, according to Connolly (via Twitter). While the club seemed unlikely to use Harvey as a trade chip anyway, this likely removes him from contention for the time being.
  • The Rays are still willing to discuss not only David Price but also Ben Zobrist and Matt Joyce, according to a tweet from Jon Morosi of FOX Sports.

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4 Comments on "AL East Notes: Yanks, Danks, O’s, Harvey, Rays"

1 year 1 month ago

Phelps, and Green are better than Danks would be. Don’t make a move just to make a move, but this is Cashman we’re talking about here! Also, Phelps has been the second best pitcher outside McCarthy since Tanaka got hurt, why the hell would you send him to the bullpen??

1 year 1 month ago

Well, Cashman is fighting for his job. I am quite frankly tired of the Steinbrunner mentality of spending. Rebuilding a farm system is important and the Yankees’ home grown talent as of late is not as great as it should be.

1 year 1 month ago

His contract is done at the end of the year. If the Yankees miss the playoffs again, I can certainly see them not re-signing him.

1 year 1 month ago

Yeah, it’s just his old way of thinking is going away because the nature of the game is to have young power arms and a mix of vets + young hitters + speed.