Yankees still hunting for lefty relievers

Boone Logan struck out both batters he faced in Monday's 10-3 win over the Mariners.

Boone Logan has been the Yankees’ lone left-hander in the bullpen for nearly all of the season, and general manager Brian Cashman gave him a vote of confidence after a rocky start to the season. But the team is still looking for help in that department.

The New York Post reported that the Orioles and Cubs had scouts at Yankee Stadium on Monday, fueling speculation the Yankees have interest in left-handed relievers Mike Gonzalez of Baltimore and John Grabow of Chicago.

The Post also mentioned the White Sox’s Wil Ohman and the Marlins’ Randy Choate – a former Yankee – as possible Bombers targets, while noting that the Padres were surprised how tepid the Yankees’ interest was in Heath Bell and Mike Adams.

The Yankees also have veteran J.C. Romero in their system, having stowed him for the moment at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He could be summoned to supplement Logan, who has been recently joined by 24-year-old lefty Steve Garrison, a call-up from Double-A Trenton who made his big league debut on Monday.

In the starting pitching department, the Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger reports that the Yankees have dispatched scouts to watch the Astros’ Wandy Rodriguez and Brett Myers, but have not inquired upon either player. The Star-Ledger noted that the Yankees have the prospects to acquire either pitcher, if they wanted.

The Yankees are also said to have expressed some level of interest in Dodgers starter Hiroki Kuroda, though Kuroda hasn’t yet been asked to waive his no-trade clause for any specific club.

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Now Robertson is in 3 batters too late and hopefully he’s going to be more effective than he was the last time. Tough situation to put a reliever in with bases loaded in 8th inning and 0 outs and only up by 3 runs. Can he be houdini again tonight?

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Here we go again. Girardi leaves CC in one inning too long after pitching a great game and now he walks 3 and Girardi still leaves him in with 0 outs. He used Mo last night for 4 outs and he used Robertson and he wasn’t very effective. But Ayala or Wade? This could be the game right here.

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Will we get this game completed tonight? Tough on CC to have to come in and pitch an inning or two and then sit for a while. Looks like the Sux have gone up a run on KC. Crap!

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I like having Chavez in the lineup. He gives us some experience and stability if he can stay healthy. He could also spell Tex off occasionally at 1st base rather than Posada having to play that position.

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CC is his usual dominant self. Hopefully he can go 8 innings and turn it over to Mo. The Sux are creeping up on KC and only 1 run behind now. Let’s hope KC can pull another one out. Another run or two would give CC a more comfortable lead.

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gonzales isn’t even playing for the Orioles tonight. Is he injured?

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This guy Fister has a poor win-loss record although his ERA is respectable, but 3 strikeouts and only 2 hits in 3 innings? He’s not that good and if the Yankees can’t hit him tonight how are they going to do against Hernandez tomorrow? They need to get the bats heated up and soon.

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Thats in the article about Gonzalez…what do you think of him, he has been a huge disappointment for the O’s?

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I’m be willing to go with JC Romero before I would go with him.

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There is also a rumor the Yanks will be willing to take on Mike Gonzalez and his contract from the O’s. But that is only a rumor.

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