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Report: Yankees have offer on table for Snell

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The New York Yankees are still seriously interested in signing free-agent ace Blake Snell.

New York has an an offer on the table for Snell, a source told Mark Feinsand of, who adds the Los Angeles Angels and San Francisco Giants could also still be in the mix for the star left-hander.

There's been speculation that Snell, along with other Scott Boras clients, could take a short-term deal with a higher average annual value at this point, according to Brendan Kuty and Chris Kirschner of The Athletic. However, sources told Kuty and Kirschner that wouldn't make a lot of sense for the Yankees due to the competitive balance tax.

The team's competitive balance tax payroll is reportedly already above MLB's highest tier of $297 million. New York would incur a penalty of a 110% tax on every dollar the team spends above the limit, Kuty and Kirschner note.

The Yankees offered a long-term pact with no opt-out clauses and a lower AAV to the reigning NL Cy Young winner before inking Marcus Stroman in mid-January, sources told Kuty and Kirschner.

Reports suggest the proposed deal was for six years and $150 million.

Snell, who's also the 2018 AL Cy Young winner, led the majors with a 2.25 ERA among qualified starters last season. The 31-year-old also recorded a career-high 234 strikeouts with an MLB-high 99 walks over 180 innings (32 starts) for the San Diego Padres.

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