A couple deadline days developments, according to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com.
Source: The Yankees have talked to the Marlins about Cameron Maybin. Yankees are expected to add an outfielder today with Aaron Judge and Clint Frazier on DL.— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) July 31, 2018
During talks with the Marlins, the Yankees have also discussed Brad Ziegler, per source.— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) July 31, 2018
The possibility of Cameron Maybin going to the Yankees fits on a variety of levels. Since Lewis Brinson’s hip injury made him the Marlins’ primary center fielder in early July, he has slashed .333/.471/.463. That has improved his 2018 season line to .251/.338/.343 after some early struggles. Maybin grades out as average or slightly above at all three outfield positions.
Star slugger Aaron Judge is currently on the disabled list with a wrist fracture, but expected back in late August. In the meantime, the Yankees have significant ground to make up in their race for the AL East title. Maybin represents a clear improvement over Shane Robinson, who’s currently on their active roster.
Ziegler, however, has numerous other suitors:
The holdup on completing a Brad Ziegler trade is multiple teams remain in the mix. Chances appear likely a deal will be finalized, it's a matter of #Marlins finding right match. #Cubs #Indians #Astros #Dodgers #RedSox— Joe Frisaro (@JoeFrisaro) July 31, 2018
MLB.com’s Jon Morosi indicated at one point late Monday night that the 38-year-old was “close” to going to the Cubs before walking that back a bit.
Both Maybin and Ziegler will be free agents this offseason, leaving the Marlins little motivation to hold onto them down the stretch when additional prospects could be had.