New York Yankees Trade Rumors: Aroldis Chapman Traded From Cincinnati Reds For Minor League Players? Andrew Miller Not Involved

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Dec 28, 2015 04:30 PM EST
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Aroldis Chapman #54 of the Cincinnati Reds
Aroldis Chapman #54 of the Cincinnati Reds pitches in the ninth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Great American Ball Park on May 11, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Chapman earned the loss as Atlanta defeated Cincinnati 2-1."

The New York Yankees have acquired Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman in a trade for minor league prospects, according to a report from Jack Curry at YES.

According to Curry, the Yankees are not giving up Andrew Miller in the deal and will be trading prospects to the Reds. Joel Sherman confirmed the report and writes that the team is giving up Eric Jagielo, Caleb Coltham, Rookie Davis and Tony Renda to the Reds in the deal.

The Yankees now will have three of the best relievers in baseball with Andrew Miller, Chapman and Dellin Betances in the bullpen. 

The Yankees reportedly have considered trading Miller this offseason, but adding Chapman does not mean another deal is coming. The team now has that option, but if they keep Miller, the Yankees could have one of the most dominant bullpens in all of baseball next season. Chapman could end up as the closer if Miller is moved, but the Yankees also could consider using both players in that role next season depending on how things play out.

Chapman could be facing a suspension in connection to a domestic violence incident, but the Yankees clearly felt comfortable enough to make a move. Joel Sherman reports that the Dodgers "thought Chapman would have no problem setting up" when they tried to make the move for him, so that may not be an issue with the Yankees and Miller if the team keeps both players. 

Check here for more on the deal.

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