The Yankees are believed to be close to trading closer Aroldis Chapman, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported on Saturday. Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball reported on Sunday that owner Hal Steinbrenner hasn’t given authorization to sell “top guys,” which would include Chapman. The Yankees told other clubs they’re holding onto reliever Andrew Miller. The Nationals and Indians have been the most aggressive in pursuit of Chapman. Bruce Levine of 670 The Score reported on Sunday that the Indians “have the best names on the table” for Chapman. ESPN’s Keith Law reported that the Nationals were offering prospects Erick Fedde and Koda Glover along with another unnamed prospect. The Giants and Cubs have
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Mired in a 0-for-18 slump entering the game, Kirk Nieuwenhuis broke out in a big way. Nieuwenhuis hit two home runs for his third career multi-homer game, matched a season high with three hits and set a season mark with four RBIs to help the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 6-1 on Saturday night. ''The last couple of days I just tried to change my mentality a little bit,'' Nieuwenhuis said.