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Yankees out on Wandy Rodriguez, Cleveland, Toronto in?

Jul 31, 2011, 3:03 PM EDT

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ESPN’s Jayson Stark reports that the Yankees are out on Wandy Rodriguez, and the New York Post’s Joel Sherman is saying something similar.

The Houston Chronicle’s Richard Justice, who doesn’t normally break trade news, briefly reported that Rodriguez would go to Cleveland for two minor leaguers, only to take it back minutes later.

And now FOXSports.com’s Jon Paul Morosi reports that the Blue Jays have entered the mix for Rodriguez.

Rodriguez’s three-year, $34 million contract, which includes a vesting option for 2014 that kicks in due with any trade, is the big stumbling block here, with many suggesting he’s simply not worth the money.  Trade talks with the Yankees reportedly broke down over how much cash the Astros would have to pick up.

The way I see it, Rodriguez is worth the $10 million he’s due next year and his $13 milion salary in 2013, but no one should be too eager to both take on the salary and part with any significant talent.  Because of the contract, it’s possible he’ll remain available into August and get traded in a waiver deal.

  1. dirtyharry1971 - Aug 1, 2011 at 2:19 PM

    i hope the jays do get this guy and that contract!

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