There have been plenty of reports about the Yankees’ lack of interest in C.J. Wilson and now Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York writes that they don’t even want to meet with him.
Marchand reports that Wilson’s agent requested a meeting to discuss the free agent left-hander and “the Yankees said no.”
That doesn’t preclude them from signing Wilson, of course, but unless general manager Brian Cashman has nearly every media member in New York tricked about the Yankees’ intentions the odds are very, very slim.
The Yankees announced on Wednesday that the club traded outfielder Jabari Blash to the Angels in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
Blash, 28, was acquired by the Yankees from the Padres back in December in the Chase Headley trade. In trading Blash to the Angels, the Yankees were able to free up a spot on the 40-man roster for Brandon Drury, the infielder they acquired as part of a three-team trade with the Diamondbacks and Rays on Tuesday.
Over parts of two seasons in the majors, Blash has hit an underwhelming .200/.323/.336 in 279 plate appearances. He will try to play his way into a bench role for the Angels this spring.