While the Yankees would have loved to have acquired Elvis Andres from Texas, Joel Sherman reports that a deal for him is not in the works. Owed $120 million over the next eight years Andrus is going to have to increase his production to be of value to anyone.
I've been told it is very doubtful on Yanks making a trade for Andrus.
— Andrew Marchand (@AndrewMarchand) November 12, 2014
In 157 games last season Andrus hit jut .263/.314/.333 with two home runs and 72 runs scored. Andrus was 27 of 42 in stolen base attempts.
One player who will be joining the Yankees is pitcher Jose De Paula.
The 26-year-old De Paula spent the 2014 season with San Francisco pitching for their Triple-A affiliate posting a 4.21 ERA and 41/16 K/BB ratio in 51 1/3 innings across 10 starts and six relief appearances. Joel Sherman of the reports that De Paula received a split-contract which will pay him $510,000 if in the majors and $175,000 in the minors. At that price point he is more than worth the gamble for the Yankees.