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Yankees Rumors: NY Seeking ‘High-End’ Starting Pitching After Andrew Benintendi Trade

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THE BRAND NEW York Yankees stick to the search for a “high-end starting pitcher” prior to the Aug. 2 trade deadline, in accordance with Andy Martino of SNY.

The business continues to focus on Cincinnati Reds pitcher Luis Castillo and reportedly includes a scout on a particular assignment to view the right-hander. NY in addition has had discussions with the Oakland Athletics about Frankie Montas, per Martino.

Miami Marlins pitcher Pablo Lopez can be listed as a chance.

The Yankees already made one big move ahead Wednesday, reportedly trading for outfielder Andrew Benintendi in a cope with the Kansas City Royals.

The Yankees still have the very best record in the American League at 66-33, but a 2-5 record because the All-Star break has forced the team to be aggressive on the trade market.

Castillo is actually a major addition after earning his second career All-Star selection. The 29-year-old includes a 2.86 ERA and 1.071 WHIP to start out 2022, both which will be a career high.

Montas has been nearly as productive with a 3.18 ERA and 109 strikeouts in 104.2 innings, following up per year where he finished sixth in voting for the AL Cy Young.

Both players are under team control through 2023, even though Reds and A’s are both in last invest their respective divisions and may benefit by dealing their stars for prospects.

ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported both Castillo and Montas will “probably move in another week,” although there’s competition from the St. Louis Cardinals and Seattle Mariners among other teams.

The Reds also have reportedly been slow to do something on any potential trades for Castillo despite strong interest from the Yankees.

“They’re telling people, basically, we’ll make contact with you on that,” a source told Brendan Kuty of

Lopez could possibly be another exciting option, going 7-5 with a 3.03 ERA in 20 starts for the Marlins this year.

The Yankees curently have the third-best team ERA in the majors, but a team seeking a global Series title can’t ever have sufficient pitching. Adding another front-line starter to a squad that already has Gerrit Cole and Nestor Cortes will make the team especially dangerous down the stretch.

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