Rumor Mill: Yanks look to add pitching
|07.28.09 at 2:04 pm ET|
The Yankees have won 10 of their last 11 games since the All-Star break and currently hold first place in the competitive AL East, 2.5 games over second-place Boston. But that’s not good enough for GM Brian Cashman and the Bronx Bombers.
According to SI’s Jon Heyman, the Yankees are still looking to add pitching to a starting rotation that already includes CC Sabathia, A.J. Burnett, and Andy Pettite. Toronto ace Roy Halladay remains their first target, but Jays GM J.P. Ricciardi told New York it will take both Joba Chamberlain and Phil Hughes plus prospects for Halladay.
If that’s a little rich for the Yankees’ blood, they could pursue Plan B: Jarrod Washburn.
New York called to inquire about Washburn Saturday, according to SI, although it’s not certain that Seattle will trade the lefty pitcher. Washburn is 8-6 with a 2.71 ERA this season.
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