According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, free agent lefty J.A. Happ has received a number of two year offers from contending teams. While it is safe to assume the Yankees are among those teams, Happ is seeking a third year in his deal.
Sources: Where J.A. Happ winds up could come down to the team that guarantees him a third year. Right now, none has, and he has indicated he’ll sign with the first one that does. If none steps up, he’s got a number of two-year offers to consider, most from contending teams.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 11, 2018
According to Passan, Happ may be poised to sign with the first team to offer the third year. If none of the teams step up to a third year, he will make his decision among the offers he currently has.
After missing out on top free agent pitcher Patrick Corbin, the Yankees have held firm that bringing Happ back to the Bronx remains a realistic, solid option to bolster their rotation.
We will have more updates on Happ as details continue to develop.
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