June 26, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher Joba Chamberlain (62) pitches against the Texas Rangers during the seventh inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Trade Rumors: Philadelphia Phillies Want Yankees Reliever Joba Chamberlain

We are nearing the MLB trade deadline and the trade rumors are just starting to heat up. The newest says the Philadelphia Phillies are looking to trade infielder Michael Young, and the team may be targeting the New York Yankees and reliever Joba Chamberlain.

The report comes from Mark Feinsand of The New York Daily News:

National League sources say the Phillies are amenable to dealing Michael Young and have expressed interest in Joba Chamberlain, a salary-dump swap that would save Philadelphia roughly $7 million. The sources also say Carlos Ruiz can be had before the deadline, too.

The only way this makes sense is if Carlos Ruiz is part of the deal as well in order for the Phillies to dump Young’s salary. Chamberlain is not on a massive deal at this point and arguably does not have much to offer. Y0ung would be a nice fit with the Yankees and their unlimited payroll, not to mention he could be helpful on the field.

 

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