New York Yankees Rumors: No interest in trading for pitching?


New York Yankees rumors are starting to circulate with the summer months here.

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Most of the time Yankees rumors are about them looking to add a star player before the MLB Trade Deadline, but this season, the Yankees seem content with at least one aspect of their team.

Coming into the season, starting pitching was a big question mark for the Yankees. Masahiro Tanaka has a torn UCL, but so far has been able to avoid Tommy John surgery. Tanaka did have a lengthy stay on the disabled list with a forearm injury, but he looked great in his most recent start against the Mariners.

Michael Pineda was also a question mark in the rotation. Pineda has had injury problems in his career, but so far he has been healthy, and that has translated into a great season so far.

CC Sabathia is no longer an ace, but he is still a very important part of the rotation. This season, Sabathia hasn’t pitched well, but he is eating innings for the Bronx Bombers.

One of the big offseason trades for the Yankees involved acquiring Nathan Eovaldi from the Miami Marlins. Eovaldi came to New York as a very raw pitching prospect, but in 2015 he is 5-1 with a 4.16 ERA.

Their projected fifth starter, Chris Capuano suffered an injury in Spring Training which kept him out until just recently. Filling in for Capuano has been Adam Warren, and he has made it nearly impossible to take him out of the rotation. In 2015, Warren is 4-4 with a 3.64 ERA.

The rotation has held up well so far in 2015, and there is more help on the way. Ivan Nova is recovering well from Tommy John surgery, and is expected to be back soon. The Yankees also have a prospect that they really like in Luis Serevino, who will likely be called up at some point this season.

With a good amount of arms in the rotation, the Yankees may not be looking to trade for pitching according to

The one big name that has been linked to the Yankees and teams with money to spend is Cole Hamels. This season, Hamels has been pitching very well for the Philadelphia Phillies, as he is 5-4 with a 2.88 ERA.

In order to acquire a pitcher like Hamels, the Yankees would have to part with numerous prospects, and that is something that general manager Brian Cashman has said he doesn’t want to do.

If the Yankees’ rotation stays healthy and with a few arms on the way to the majors, the Yankees shouldn’t have any need to trade for starting pitching this season.

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