Yankees In Talks With Free Agent Pitcher

This is an interesting little tidbit for Opening Day. New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone has told reporters that they are on the verge of adding a free agent.

Boone was explaining why the Yanks are carrying just seven relievers for Opening Day. Keeping a spot open for someone to be added on their off day tomorrow.  

"We have a potential deal going (with a pitcher)...in the next day or two. A pitcher could be in play for us that we add or not."

He also added that they could bring someone up from the minor leagues as well.

The Bronx Bombers faced some pitching injury problems this spring, as two key starters, Carlos Rodon and Luis Severino will start the season on the injured list (along with long gone Frankie Montas). Clarke Schmidt was added to the rotation to backfill. In the bullpen, Tommy Kahnle and Lou Trevino are also out. 

If we play the speculation game, free agent starters still on the market include Mike Minor, Michael Pineda, Chris Archer and (yikes) Dallas Keuchel; on the reliever front, names out there include Garrett Richards, Archie Bradley and Corey Knebel.

Certainly something to keep an eye on for Yankees fans in the next 24-48 hours. 

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