Before the exchange market was closed, the Yankees were related to a number of operations that, for one reason or another, did not end up despite the extreme need of a starter team for the postseason or Some guarantee pitcher.
However, according to reports by Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Yankees were nowhere near a change by the reliever / closer of the Toronto Blue Jays, Ken Giles, in exchange for three minor league prospects coming from the farm of the team. The identity of the prospects has not been disclosed.
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But despite the fact that the talks between both teams were quite advanced, at the time the negotiations were in progress, Giles was suffering from problems at his pitching elbow, which began to sow doubt in the Yankees.
In the end, Rosenthal reports that this possible Giles injury convinced them not to move forward with the talks about the change, and they regretted the deadline to arm the transaction for the reliever.