Well how about that? We've been hearing a lot of rumblings about the Yankees working the trade market hard for a shortstop and now it sounds like something might be coming together.
No more details yet, but this is definitely worth watching. Gregorius has been targeted by the Yankees before. He's 24 years old, generally considered a plus defensive shortstop, and has hit .243/.313/.366 (.300 wOBA, 84 wRC+) in 2 partial seasons for the Diamondbacks.
More on this story as it develops.
** UPDATE 9:24 AM- Per Ken Rosenthal, it's a done deal. Still waiting on all the players involved to come out. **
** UPDATE 9:42 AM- Alright so here's what we know right now, courtesy of Sweeny, Rosenthal, and Jon Morosi: The 3 teams involved are the Yankees, Tigers, and Diamondbacks. The Yankees are sending righty pitcher Shane Greene to Detroit, getting Gregorius from Arizona, and the Tigers are sending pitcher Robbie Ray and a yet to be named infield prospect to the D-backs.**
Hard to not like this deal from the Yankees' perspective. All the talk was about how much of their farm system they would have to give up to get somebody like Tulo or Starlin Castro, and instead they managed to add a younger, plus defensive player who's under team control through 2019 for minimal prospect cost. Losing Greene hurts in the immediate, but his future was likely as a 4th or 5th starter at best. In a similar vein as the Prado and McCarthy trades, this is the Yankees selling high on marginal prospects to address areas of need.
** UPDATE 10:21 AM- Via Joel Sherman, all that remains is the physicals. Barring something unforeseen there, this is official. **