A recent report indicates that the New York Yankees may be in the market for a starting pitcher.

Perhaps there is the chance that the New York Yankees seek improvement and become buyers at the August 1 trade deadline.

According to Doug Mittler of ESPN.com, the Yanks are among seven teams currently interested in Matt Moore of the Tampa Bay Rays.

A 27-year-old left-hander, Moore is now over one year removed from his Tommy John surgery return and is beginning to regain form. His 7.36 ERA in May decreased to a stellar 3.72 ERA in June, and his one July start is indicative of his progress.

Yesterday he was on the mound against the Los Angeles Angels and fired 6.2 strong innings in a win that featured an extension to 113 pitches — second highest total for him this season.


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The recent success will provide organizations with a flashback to 2013, or the last time Moore pitched to his full potential. He was an all-star and ranked ninth in AL Cy Young award voting in a year that saw him go 17-4 with a 3.29 ERA.

Being a plus lefty with team control through 2019,  Moore becomes an extremely attractive target from a Rays team that sits 13 games off the pace in the AL East and 14 games under .500.

The Yankees currently rank 20th in baseball in starters ERA (4.70). If they are to contend this year, adding another quality arm to the mix might not be the worst idea.

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