New York Yankees To Reach Out To Rich Hill (Report)
Oct 18, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Rich Hill (44) reacts after a strike out during the sixth inning against the Chicago Cubs in game three of the 2016 NLCS playoff baseball series at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees will reportedly pursue left-handed starter Rich Hill in order to reinforce a shaky rotation.  

According to Brandan Kuty of NJ Advance Media, the New York Yankees will reach out the representatives of Rich Hill, one of the hottest names on the weak free agent market for starters.

Hill split his 2016 season with the Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Dodgers and maintained a 2.12 earned run average over 20 starts. He struck out 129 batters in 110.1 innings while only allowing four home runs. 

In three starts this postseason, Hill maintained a 3.46 ERA and struck out 19 in 13 innings including six innings of shutout ball against the World Champion Cubs in Game 3 of the NLCS.

The main issue for New York is health. The most innings Hill, a 36-year old southpaw has tossed in his career was 195 with the Chicago Cubs back in 2007 and struggled with injuries last season.


Sportrac estimates Hill to wheel in a deal with a yearly value of $14 million so it’ll be interesting to see if Brian Cashman does go all-in for him when it’s well documented that they are in dire need of an innings eater in the rotation.

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