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Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports reports that the New York Yankees will be looking to add a left-handed reliever to their bullpen before the trade deadline, as Boone Logan is currently the only lefty in the pen.
Tim Dierkes of MLBTradeRumors.com seems to think that Mike Gonzalez of the Baltimore Orioles may be possible. Given the Orioles current position in the AL East, the organization is likely to consider letting go of anyone.
Although Mike Gonzalez has a career ERA of 2.99 and a WHIP of 1.27, his 2011 has been rather disappointing thus far, compiling a 5.66 ERA with a 1.69 WHIP.
Another name that has been surfacing is John Grabow of the Chicago Cubs according to the New York Post. Like Gonzalez, Grabow’s numbers are unimpressive this season with a 5.19 ERA and a 1.64 WHIP.
The Yankees would prefer, however, to add a more reliable arm like that of Oakland Athletics’ Gio Gonzalez, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.
Gonzalez is putting together a fantastic season, going 9-7 with a 2.67 ERA. At just 25 years old, the Athletics seem very uninterested in listening to offers at this point, however.
With the Florida Marlins in last place in the NL East, Leo Nunez and Randy Choate could both be on their way out, according to Kevin Baxter of the Los Angeles Times.
Choate would be a perfect fit for the Yankees and has put up great numbers this season. His ERA currently sits at 1.31 with a WHIP of 0.97. In 20.2 innings of work, Choate has accumulated 26 strikeouts and just 10 hits.
Lastly, Luke Adams of MLBTradeRumors.com writes that "Athletics lefty Craig Breslow is drawing interest from the Yankees and Red Sox." Breslow is putting together a solid season in Oakland with a 3.28 ERA, despite a high 1.54 WHIP.