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Yankees Deadline Rumblings: McCann, Beltran, Eovaldi, Nova

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman left Sunday morning’s media conference with a hint of more trade deadline deals on the horizon, and while nothing yet has come to fruition, a handful of moves could be made before the clock strikes 4 o’clock. Here are the latest rumors circulating around the Yankees.

Brian McCann and the Atlanta Braves

According to MLB.com’s Mark Bowman, the Atlanta Braves have expressed interest in a reunion with Yankees catcher Brian McCann, contingent on New York’s willingness to eat a considerable portion of McCann’s contract. The 32-year-old is due $34 million in 2017 and 2018, with a $15 million vesting option in 2019 if McCann plays at least 90 games behind the dish and avoids the disabled list. In his third season with the Yankees, McCann is hitting .236 with 15 home runs and 42 runs batted in.

Carlos Beltran to the Boston Red Sox?

According to FanRag Sports’ insider Jon Heyman, the Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians, and Houston Astros have been linked to 39-year-old veteran Carlos Beltran. However, Heyman believes that New York’s price for Beltran is too high, and that a deal between the Yankees and Red Sox is unrealistic. The nine-time All-Star is having a renaissance year at the plate, hitting .304 with 22 homers and 64 RBI.

Nathan Eovaldi and the Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates have reportedly been scouting 26-year-old starter Nathan Eovaldi for weeks, and were in attendance for his Saturday night start in Tampa Bay, according to Bob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune. In 116.2 innings this season, Eovaldi (9-7) has allowed 118 hits while striking out 92.

Ivan Nova heading to South Beach?

Of Yankees pitchers that will likely be on the move this afternoon, 29-year-old Ivan Nova leads the pack, and has reportedly drawn interest from the Miami Marlins, who recently lost newly acquired starter Colin Rea to an elbow injury. Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News believes Miami will make a strong push for Nova if the Yankees’ asking price is lowered. Nova becomes a free agent this winter.

Brian Cashman has sold, but will he buy?

Despite selling left-handed arms Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller to postseason contenders, Brian Cashman could look to get the best of both worlds, and potentially land one of two starters: Chicago White Sox’s Chris Sale, or Tampa Bay Rays’ Chris Archer, according to ESPN’s Jim Bowden. In thanks to New York’s latest prospect acquisitions, a deal for Sale is possible, despite Chicago’s asking price of five prospects. Archer, who is still highly-regarded, wishes to put 2016 in the rear view mirror, as the 27-year-old has earned a 5-14 record and 4.42 ERA in 22 starts.

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