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