As reliever David Robertson jettisons the Bronx for Philadelphia, a person with knowledge of reliever Zach Britton’s market told NJ Advance Media that things have been heating up, with the Yankees still in the mix, but that “nothing is close right now" with New York.
There has been "a lot of interest” from teams other than the Yankees in recent days, said the person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to discuss such matters.
Britton, 31, stands as the top reliever remaining on the free agent market, with Adam Ottavino, 33, also likely highly coveted.
The Yankees lost Robertson and Britton in free agency, sapping the super bullpen general manager Brian Cashman constructed. Cashman has said that filling the holes left in the relief unit is a top priority this offseason. It’s unclear, however, whether the Yankees will fill the spots externally or if they’ll promote from within.