MLB Rumors: Cubs, Yankees Working On Trade Involving Aroldis Chapman

Aroldis Chapman’s stay in New York might be a short one.

The New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs are working on a deal that would send Chapman to Chicago in exchange for infield prospect Gleyber Torres, according to Today’s Knuckleball’s Jon Heyman. No deal has been finalized, but sources confirmed to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal on Sunday that the teams are discussing a Torres-Chapman trade.

And in a sign that a deal might be imminent, Torres was scratched from Class A Myrtle Beach’s game Sunday.

Chapman, who was suspended for the first 30 games of the season under baseball’s domestic abuse policy, is 3-0 with a 2.01 ERA and 20 saves in his first season with the Yankees.

The Cubs, who have no shortage of young talent, would lose their No. 1 rated prospect, according to, if the teams finalize the trade. Baseball America ranked Torres as the No. 27 prospect in baseball on its midseason top 100 list.

Thumbnail photo via Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports Images

TMZ logo

© 2019 NESN

NESN Shows

Partner of USATODAY Sports Digital Properties