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Report: Yankees have made offers to both Aroldis Chapman, Kenley Jansen

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The New York Yankees are hot on the prowl for an elite closer or two.

According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com on Tuesday, the Yankees have made contract offers to free agent relievers Aroldis Chapman and Kenley Jansen.

The 28-year-old Chapman, who was actually with the Yankees last season before being traded to the Chicago Cubs at the deadline, appears to want a massive commitment from whatever team signs him. Meanwhile, Jansen, 29, is being pursued by a number of teams as well.

The Yankees have some money to work with, even more than the usual, after the trade of Brian McCann to the Houston Astros and the retirements of Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez. Their three-headed bullpen beast of Chapman, Andrew Miller, and Dellin Betances didn’t work out nearly as well as they would have liked it to last year. With Miller also being moved at the deadline but Betances still on the roster, we’ll see if they want to run it back in a different manifestation next season.

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