Yankees Trade Talk: 5 SPs to Replace Andy Pettitte If His Setbacks Continue

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Yankees Trade Talk: 5 SPs to Replace Andy Pettitte If His Setbacks Continue
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After a recent setback for Andy Pettitte while recovering from an ankle injury, the New York Yankees should continue scouring the waiver trade market for another starting pitcher just in case those problems persist.

According to Andrew Marchand of ESPN, Pettitte suffered the setback a little over a week ago. While it was only a precaution to shut Pettitte down in the mean time, the Yanks have been no strangers to players having setbacks this season.

Brett Gardner, another of the Bombers wounded, got injured back in April and after several setbacks in his recovery, Gardner had to be shut down for the rest of the season.

So that fact alone has to make the Yanks worried about possible snags in Pettitte's recovery moving forward. Not to mention, the season-long struggles of Ivan Nova and the unpredictability of Freddy Garcia.

That could potentially leave the Yanks three pitchers short of a solid rotation, thus making it necessary for them to explore their post-trade deadline options.

Let's take a look at who those targets could be.

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