One name that has popped up during talks was Craig Kimbrel, says Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. However, Heyman is unsure of how serious the talks are. The Yankees have vocally stated they’re not interested in trading Luis Severino, Greg Bird, Aaron Judge and Jorge Mateo in any deal, which could prevent Kimbrel from wearing pinstripes.
The Yankees have an excellent pen, but adding Kimbrel could give the Yankees a pen that they could ride to the World Series, which was what the Kansas City Royals did last year.
Kimbrel is 1-2 with a 2.75 ERA and a 1.119 WHIP in 39.1 innings with the San Diego Padres.