The Yankees had been rumored to be nearing an Aroldis Chapman trade all day on Sunday, and now it looks like the finish line is in sight. According to Jon Heyman, the Yankees appear to be working with the Cubs on a deal that would involve shortstop prospect Gleyber Torres.
Heyman's tweet comes on the heels of another that confirms Torres' inclusion in a forthcoming trade -- apparently one involving Chapman, should the two sides finalize their agreement.
Torres, 19, is hitting .275/.359/.433 in High Class A. He was recently ranked the 27th best prospect by Baseball America and the 34th best prospect by Baseball Prospectus.
According to Rian Watt, the Cubs are hoping to nail down an extension with Chapman, a pending free agent. It's possible that if the Cubs can't come to terms with Chapman (Watt notes the Cubs have a four-year offer worth $60 million on the table) that the entire trade will fall apart. We'll probably find out one way or another on Monday.