Yankees-Reds trade talks involving ace Castillo stalled over Gleyber Torres

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New details have emerged about recent media reports that suggested the Yankees were engaged in trade discussions with the Cincinnati Reds.

The Redlegs were reported to be listening to offers on ace right-hander Luis Castillo back in December, according to baseball insider and WFAN contributor Jon Heyman.

Now Heyman is reporting that the Yankees were indeed one of the teams that checked in with Cincinnati regarding the 28-year-old Castillo, for whom the asking price was said to be "appropriately high."

The Bombers balked, though, when the Reds asked for prized slugger Gleyber Torres in return, Heyman reported on Monday.

Castillo is now "very likely" to remain in Cincinnati, Heyman added.

Castillo emerged as a top-of-the-rotation starter for the Reds in recent seasons, following his debut in 2017. The right-hander was an All-Star in '19 and pitched even better in the virus-shortened season, as gauged by advanced metrics such as FIP.

He is eligible for arbitration for the first time next offseason, and is projected for free agency in 2024.

Earlier this month, RADIO.COM's Tim Kelly identified the Yankees as one of four potential landing spots for Castillo if a trade were to come to fruition.

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