Yankees have ‘checked in’ on Starling Marte as trade deadline nears

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reports Jon Heyman – with SNY’s Andy Martino adding that a league source said the team was "open" to acquiring an outfielder.” data-reactid=”32″>With the trade deadline rapidly approaching, the Yankees have “checked in” on Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Starling Marte, reports Jon Heyman — with SNY’s Andy Martino adding that a league source said the team was “open” to acquiring an outfielder.

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported that while the Yanks have expressed interest in Marte, New York is "reluctant" to add payroll for 2020, which he says "complicates" their pursuits of Marte and pitching help.
” data-reactid=”33″>Meanwhile, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported that while the Yanks have expressed interest in Marte, New York is “reluctant” to add payroll for 2020, which he says “complicates” their pursuits of Marte and pitching help.

Giancarlo Stanton (hamstring) and Aaron Judge (calf) on the IL and not close to returning, New York could also use outfield help.

Marte, 31, is under contract for $11.5 million this season and is owed $12.5 million in 2021 — though his option for 2021 could be bought out for $2 million.

Milwaukee Brewers about closer Josh Hader, but Heyman reported there was no traction yet on a potential trade for Hader as of Sunday night.

reported earlier this month that they had been in touch with the Indians about Clevinger.
” data-reactid=”50″>The Yanks had checked in on Mike Clevinger, who was dealt to the Padres on Monday morning. SNY’s Andy Martino reported earlier this month that they had been in touch with the Indians about Clevinger.

Luis Severino for the season due to Tommy John surgery and James Paxton at the moment due to a forearm issue, are in dire need of a true No. 2 starter to slot in behind Gerrit Cole.

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