Here’s the latest on the Bronx Bombers…
- Andrew Miller has been the subject of many trade rumors already this summer, though, Miller tells Barry M. Bloom of MLB.com that some Yankee executives have told him he won’t be dealt. “I’ve had reassurances from them at the times I’ve talked to them that [a trade is] something that hasn’t been discussed or planned for or anything like that,” Miller said. “I think that’s kind of nice….There haven’t been reach-outs or anything like that. But you run into people and they tell you not to read into anything you’re hearing.” That said, Miller also acknowledges that “there are situations and there are offers that could be too good to refuse. That’s the reality of the business. I can’t worry about it. I have zero leverage in the situation, but I came here to play for the Yankees.” It isn’t yet clear if the Yankees will trade any of their high-priced veterans at the deadline, though even if they do, Miller could stay since New York reportedly has a very large asking price on his services.
- Carlos Beltran also wants to stay in New York, he tells MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch, since the veteran outfielder believes the Yankees are still capable of getting back into contention. Beltran has some control over his future in the form of a partial no-trade clause that allows him to block deals to 15 teams, and he is a free agent at the end of the season.
- Scouts from the Rangers, Cubs and Nationals were watching the Yankees’ series in San Diego this weekend, George A. King III of the New York Post reports. The three teams have all been known to be interested in bullpen additions and have been linked to Miller, Dellin Betances and Aroldis Chapman on the rumor mill.
- In other Bombers news from earlier today, the Yankees were one of many teams who scouted Rich Hill’s start on Saturday, and they also have some interest in Rays left-hander Matt Moore.