A report out of Chicago says the Yankees are among three teams talking to the Cubs about starting pitcher Ryan Dempster. David Kaplan of CSNChicago says the Yankees and Rangers have joined the Dodgers in looking into a deal for Dempster, who has a 2.25 ERA through 16 starts with the Cubs.
Of course, Dempster is also said to be willing to waive his no-trade rights strictly for a trade to L.A.
The Cubs have been busy during the past 24 hours, already sending catcher Geovany Soto to Texas and sending Reed Johnson and Paul Maholm to Atlanta. The Johnson/Maholm trade included former Yankees prospect Arodys Vizcaino, who originally went to Atlanta in the Javier Vazquez/Boone Logan deal.
UPDATE, 10:49 a.m.: Jon Heyman chimes in to say there’s “no evidence” of the Yankees being in on Dempster.