Rangers pitcher Mike Minor has a partial no-trade clause in his contract, allowing him to block a deal to 10 specified teams.
Minor declined to reveal the 10 teams, although the Yankees are believed to be on the list. Minor did say he will not be afraid to exercise the clause if he feels it’s the right thing for his family.
“It just depends what the situation is,” Minor said. “I have that right, that’s why it’s in there. Sometimes players get bashed for it. Fans or media might say something about it, but I played long enough, I have the right to exercise it if it comes up. If it’s not a good fit for me or my family, yeah.”
The Yankees have been prominently mentioned as a team that needs starting pitching, although they may be focused on Blue Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman. The Braves are also looking for pitching, and Minor would welcome a trade to Atlanta, where he spent his first five Major League seasons. But there is no indication yet if the Braves are willing to trade some of their young pitching prospects, including right-handers Kyle Wright and Ian Anderson.
The Twins have also asked about Minor, according to MLB.com’s Jon Paul Morosi.