There are a lot of reasons the pitching-hungry New York Yankees should be intrigued by Detroit Tigers left-hander Matthew Boyd.
1) He’s 28 years old.
2) He’s 5-6 with a 3.72 ERA in 17 starts this season.
3) His arm is fresh since he’s only made 30 starts in a season one time (2018).
4) His career-high for innings pitched in a single season is 170.1 (2018).
5) The five-year veteran is making $2.6 million this season, according to Spotrac.
6) He is arbitration eligible in 2020, 2021 and 2022, meaning he is cost-controlled through his age-31 season.
But the Yankees might want to think twice about pulling off a deal for Boyd, and here’s the reason why: the long ball. Wednesday against the Texas Rangers, Boyd gave up four runs in seven innings of work, three of which came on home runs.