Yankees looking to add starter by New Year’s
The Yankees will “almost certainly” add a starting pitcher by New
Year’s Day, the New York Post reported on Monday, according to a Major
The Post reported that Yankees GM Brian Cashman
is believed to have inquired about Cubs starter Carlos Zambrano, but it
is more probable the Yankees will go the free-agent route, selecting
from a pool that includes Jason Marquis, Joel Pineiro and Ben Sheets,
any of whom would fit into the No. 4 rotation slot.
acknowledged at the Winter Meetings that he has interest in Marquis.
The Yankees have been cautious regarding Sheets’ high salary requests
and Pineiro is seeking a four-year deal which the Yankees would be
reluctant to offer.
UPDATE 3:44 p.m. Looks like you can cross Marquis off that short list. He has reportedly agreed to a two-year deal with the Nationals.