Yanks will target starter as trade deadline nears, owner says

Posted On: Jun 14, 2018   |   Posted By: TheScore

With Jordan Montgomery out for the season and Masahiro Tanaka now ailing, the first-place New York Yankees will look to upgrade their rotation in the weeks leading up to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, according to principal owner Hal Steinbrenner. "I think there's definitely a need," Steinbrenner told reporters, including Ken Davidoff of the New York Post , on Wednesday. "It's definitely one of the areas we're going to be looking at. And we've got some flexibility payroll-wise, as you know. The question is, what's going to be available and what are the asks?" If the Yankees limit their potential targets to impending free agents, the most attractive options would likely be Toronto Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ , San Diego Padres right-hander Tyson Ross , Texas Rangers left-hander Cole Hamels , and Oakland A's right-hander Trevor Cahill. Should they broaden their scope, however, the Yankees could go after the likes of Tampa Bay Rays ace Chris Archer or Dylan Bundy of the Baltimore Orioles , both of...

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