Hot Stove Rumor Roundup: Machado Sweepstakes Narrows Down

Machado Suitors Narrowed To Three Teams

According to Jon Heyman of FanCred Sports, the Manny Machado sweepstakes has been narrowed to three teams following his visits last week.

Heyman tweets “Manny Machado has conveyed to the three known interested teams — White Sox, Yankees and Phillies — that his decision will come after the new year.”

Machado most recently visited with the Yankees and Phillies during the week, and the connection to the White Sox only grew stronger with Chicago trading for his brother-in-law that he is known to be very close to, Yonder Alonso.

Brewers Send Santana To Mariners 

According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, the Brewers and Mariners agreed to a deal that would send Domingo Santana to the Mariners for Ben Gamel and Noah Zavolas.

Santana, 26, was relegated to a minimal role on last years Divisional Champion Brewers team, but still saw success in only 85 games. His .740 OPS was a career low, but at only 26 there is still room for improvement in a new environment in Seattle.

Sabathia Undergoes Heart Surgery

According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, CC Sabathia underwent a procedure on his heart to repair issues that became apparent earlier this month.

Rosenthal writes “The week of Dec. 10, Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia was scheduled to accompany Red​ Sox center​ fielder​​ Jackie Bradley on a trip to London, England to promote a series between the two AL East rivals that is set for London in June 2019. But shortly before his planned departure, Sabathia began experiencing symptoms of acid reflux and heartburn, and noticed that he began to sweat more quickly than usual while riding an exercise bike.”

Sabathia, 38, is signed to a one-year deal with the Yankees for the 2019 season, which is rumored to be his last before retirement.

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