By Justin Lee, Chat Sports
The New York Yankees made their first big move of the off-season on Monday, acquiring closer Aroldis Chapman from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for four minor leaguers. The lefty will presumably take over the closer’s role in the Bronx, with Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller slotted in the seventh and eighth inning roles.
Check out the last MLB rumors and news below.
• Cuban pitcher Yaisel Sierra, who defected to the United States back in April, has officially been declared a free agent, reports Chris Cwik of Yahoo Sports.
• The Cardinals signed righty Jeremy Hefner to a minor league contract on Monday, according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America.