The New York Yankees have not been shy and reportedly have been in touch with several free agent relievers.
According to George A. King III and Joel Sherman of the New York Post, New York Yankees‘ general manager Brian Cashman is in touch with the representatives for free agent relievers Greg Holland, Koji Uehara, Brad Ziegler and Mike Dunn.
This really comes as no surprise. No matter who your closer is, it won’t be beneficial when the offense, rotation and middle relievers can’t get the job done.
Also, Holland, Uehara or Ziegler are more than capable of setting up for Dellin Betances in case Cashman’s pursuit of Aroldis Chapman falls short.
In 2015, all three closers finished with 25 or more saves.
Tyler Clippard, Adam Warren and lefty Tommy Layne are already considered locks for relief roles, the southpaw Dunn can help provide somewhat of a proven arm to face big lefties in crucial components of a contest.
Sine 2011, Javier Lopez is the only lefty reliever in major league baseball to appear in more games than Dunn — who was taken by the Yankees in the 33rd round of the 2004 amateur draft.
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