Brian McCann

Cashman will resist trading prospects for veteran stars

When teams dangle veteran stars for prospects this offseason, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman will do his best to say no.

New York missed the playoffs for the third time in four years and at 84-78 finished four games out of an AL wild card.

The Yankees struggled to a 9-17 start, then improved in the final two months of the season after bringing up catcher Gary Sanchez, right fielder Aaron Judge and first baseman Tyler Austin.

First base prospect Greg Bird, a late 2015 sensation, returns following shoulder surgery, and more youth could bubble up from the minors during the season.

Right now, a veteran pitcher such as White Sox ace Chris Sale probably is not...