The Philadelphia Phillies are reportedly inquiring about potential New York Yankees target right-hander Trevor Bauer.
The New York Yankees are looking to add some firepower to their pitching staff before the MLB trade deadline. One of the names they’ve checked in on as a potential target is Cleveland Indians right-hander Trevor Bauer.
However, according to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the Philadelphia Phillies have inquired about Bauer as well.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 24, 2019
Thus far in 2019, Bauer is 9-7 with a 3.49 ERA and a 1.162 WHIP through 23 starts (152.1 innings pitched). He’s struck out 179 batters and is leading the majors in walks with 59.
Bauer will be eligible for arbitration for the 2020 season this winter.
The Yankees have also been linked to certain trade possibilities, such as ones that include New York Mets right-handers Noah Syndergaard and Zack Wheeler. Syndergaard is under team control through the 2021 season, as Wheeler would most likely become a rental. The latter’s contract expires at the end of this season.
It would take a lot for the Mets and Yankees to do any sort of business together, being that there’s an evident level of animosity between the two crosstown rivals.
The Yankees are in a great spot right now as the summer months continue to roll on. They’re 65-35 at the moment, sitting 9.5 games atop the AL East division.
Even if they don’t get a starting pitcher before the deadline, the Yankees wouldn’t be in a horrible position as far as their starting rotation is concerned. The Bombers rotation is 14th in the majors with an ERA of 4.37.