Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports that “at least 10 teams” have inquired on Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich.
He may be one of three 2017 Marlins outfielders to get traded, along with the already departed Giancarlo Stanton and, possibly, Marcell Ozuna. Yelich may also be the most attractive as a trade candidate given that he is under team control through 2021, and is owed a very reasonable $43.25 million for that service. Yelich, who just turned 26 last week, has hit .290/.369/.432 in his five year career.
Frisaro hears that the Braves, Diamondbacks, and Cardinals are among the teams who have checked in on Yelich so far, but expect that list to grow.
Unlike the Stanton trade, the Marlins could acquire a very, very nice haul of prospects for Yelich if they play their cards right. Let’s see if Derek Jeter and his baseball ops team plays its cards right.
White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar passed out in the dugout after completing his outing against the Astros on Friday evening. The cause of the incident has yet to be determined, but Farquhar was supervised by the club’s medical personnel and EMTs and regained consciousness before being taken to Rush University Medical Center for further treatment and testing. A diagnosis has not been announced by the team.
Farquhar pitched 2/3 of an inning in relief during Friday’s 10-0 loss to Houston. He was brought in to relieve James Shields in the top of the sixth inning and was immediately bested by George Springer, who belted a ground-rule double down the right field line and scored Brian McCann and Derek Fisher for the Astros’ sixth and seventh runs of the night. He recovered to strike out Jose Altuve, but was again punished with a two-run homer from Carlos Correa (his first of two), and induced a fly out to end the inning.
The 31-year-old righty pitched just 7 1/3 innings with the club prior to Friday’s performance, issuing four hits, three runs, two homers and eight strikeouts in seven appearances.