Yankees have ‘checked in’ on Mike Clevinger, Starling Marte as trade deadline nears: report

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<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="With the trade deadline rapidly approaching, the Yankees have "checked in" on Cleveland Indians ace Mike Clevinger and Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Starling Marte, reports Jon Heyman.” data-reactid=”32″>With the trade deadline rapidly approaching, the Yankees have “checked in” on Cleveland Indians ace Mike Clevinger and Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Starling Marte, reports Jon Heyman.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="According to Heyman, New York has also been in touch with the Milwaukee Brewers about closer Josh Hader, but as of Sunday night Heyman reported there was no traction yet on a potential trade for Hader.” data-reactid=”33″>According to Heyman, New York has also been in touch with the Milwaukee Brewers about closer Josh Hader, but as of Sunday night Heyman reported there was no traction yet on a potential trade for Hader.

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.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The Yanks, who are without 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 line up behind Gerrit Cole.” data-reactid=”48″>The Yanks, who are without 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 line up behind Gerrit Cole.

The 29-year-old Clevinger would certainly fill that void, and he’s under team control through the 2022 season — eligible for arbitration in both 2021 and 2022.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="With Giancarlo Stanton (hamstring) and Aaron Judge (calf) on the IL and not close to returning, New York could also use outfield help.” data-reactid=”50″>With 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.

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