MLB Rumors: Yankees "Checking In" On All-Star Starting Pitcher

Amidst the setback of Gerrit Cole's injury sidelining him for an extended period, the New York Yankees are actively seeking solutions to fortify their pitching staff.

After missing out on Dylan Cease in a trade with the San Diego Padres, the Yankees have turned their attention to Michael Lorenzen, a former All-Star pitcher known for his versatility. Reports suggest that the Yankees are intrigued by Lorenzen's potential to provide stability and depth to their rotation during Cole's absence.

Lorenzen's track record of success, including a solid performance with the Detroit Tigers last season, has caught the Yankees' attention.

Last season, Lorenzen achieved All-Star status with the Detroit Tigers, showcasing impressive stats with a 3.58 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP over 18 starts. However, following a mid-season trade to the Philadelphia Phillies, his performance saw a slight dip in the National League, where he recorded a 5.51 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP in seven starts.

Despite facing some challenges, his experience and versatility as both a starter and a reliever make him an attractive option for the team.

With talks ongoing, the Yankees are considering Lorenzen as a potential addition to their roster, recognizing the value he could bring at a more affordable price point compared to other top options in the market.

The Yankees view Lorenzen as a player who could not only fill the void left by Cole's injury but also contribute significantly to their quest for success in the upcoming season. Photo Credit: Kim Klement Neitzel-USA TODAY Sports