That's according to multiple reports Thursday evening, several of which claimed that, in return, San Francisco was set to receive minor league infielder Abiatal Avelino and another prospect from NY.
In a well-stocked Yankees' farm system, Avelino hasn't received much national press, but the 23-year-old native of the Dominican Republic has some skills that could make him a useful piece on a major league roster.
Meanwhile, Stanton has played in 83 straight games, while Judge's replacements in right field, including Shane Robinson and Neil Walker, a veteran infielder pressed into service, have struggled at the plate.
McCutchen is out of his prime, but the 31-year-old outfielder is still hitting.255 with 15 homers, which is a significant upgrade over Shane Robinson and even Brett Gardner. Durability has also been a theme for the five-time All-Star, playing in at least 146 games each season since 2010. Friday is the last day to trade or acquire players through waivers.
Avelino, 23, combined with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Double-A Trenton to hit.287 (133-for-464) with 65R, 13 doubles, 8 triples, 15HR and 66RBI in 123 games this season. McCutchen is in the final year of the six-year, $51.5 million contract he signed in March 2012.
De Paula, 20, went 2-2 with a 1.71 ERA (47.1IP, 9ER) and 46K in 10 games (nine starts) with short-season Single-A Staten Island this season.