The New York Yankees are shopping for starting pitching before MLB’s July 31 trade deadline. The market is buzzing with rumors regarding Texas Rangers left-hander Mike Minor.
And for good reason. Minor is 8-5 with a 2.86 ERA in 20 starts this season. His ERA is second in the American League, behind Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Charlie Morton’s 2.61 ERA.
The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports the Yankees are interested in Minor, but a deal is unlikely to happen.
The Yankees’ top evaluator, vice president of baseball operations Tim Naehring, attended left-hander Mike Minor’s two most recent starts for the Rangers, according to major-league sources. But while Minor is on the Yankees’ list of potential acquisitions, the chances of his heading to New York do not appear especially good.