The New York Yankees are three games away from dethroning the first-place Boston Red Sox. With the MLB trade deadline looming and a bullpen full of right-handed pitchers, the Yanks need to pursue lefty relievers to overthrow the boys from Beantown.
Damaso Marte is out. Pedro Feliciano is out. Rafael Soriano is out. And it’s no secret that since Andy Pettitte retired, the team’s been hurting for a few more southpaws—a predicament the Bronx Bombers are more than familiar with.
Nine of 12 men in New York's active 'pen are right-handed pitchers, and Joe Girardi can’t rely solely on the left arms of Steve Garrison and Boone Logan for relief.
Girardi told The Associated Press, "If we make moves, we feel that it's to better the club and I can't tell you that we're going to make any moves...Past history has shown the Yankees have done everything they can to tweak the club to make it better."
Yeah, and past history has also shown that the Yankees are right-hand dominant.
According to the New York Post, GM Brian Cushman said he's "going to be hard-pressed to find anything better than getting Bartolo Colon and Phil Hughes off the disabled list." But if he knows what’s best for the team, he’ll consider picking up these lefty relievers.