Monday, June 30, 2014

Cashman Looking to Make Additions to the Starting Rotation

If you've watched any Yankees games lately, you know that their starting rotation's in trouble.

Their ace, Masahiro Tanaka, is no longer getting run support, while minor league call up Chase Whitley's beginning to fall apart. 

Because of those two and probably other issues, the Yanks are currently looking to acquire a reliable hurler, something that could be difficult with their weak farm system.

Still, they're trying.

"I'm looking to make some additions if I can," team GM Brian Cashman told The Newark Star Ledger's Brendan Kuty this weekend. "So I'd like to try to do things before (CC Sabathia and Michael Pineda) get back if possible. But I've already been trying. There's a reason we haven't done anything. It's not because of a lack of phone calls. But we'll see."

After throwing a rehab game with the High-A Tampa Yankees on Saturday, Sabathia stated that he felt "really good," a sign that he could be back in the next two weeks.

Unfortunately, Pineda's future doesn't look nearly as bright (he'll be out until at least August after suffering multiple setbacks), making the need for a new arm that much more dire, as the Bombers simply aren't winning contests anymore.

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