MINNEAPOLIS — The Tigers and Blue Jays are hooked up to the Yankees’ minor league system with per week to go earlier than the commerce deadline.
Whereas the asking worth for Tigers starter Matthew Boyd may be too excessive for the Yankees, right-handed reliever Shane Greene, a former Yankee, is predicted to be dealt and the Yankees have been looking for bullpen assist, too.
The Tigers had a scout following Double-A Trenton for the previous week and can go along with the Thunder to Erie. Proper-hander Deivi Garcia is taken into account by some organizations to be the Yankees’ top-overall prospect so it’s unlikely the Yankees would deal him straight up for Greene, a 30-year-old who can be a free agent after the 2020 season.
The Blue Jays, who’re brazenly procuring right-handed starter and Medford, N.Y. native Marcus Stroman, have scouts scouring the decrease ranges of the Yankees’ system.
In 37 video games for the pitiful Tigers this season Greene has 22 saves and a 1.22 ERA. He saved 32 final yr however with a 5.12 ERA.
Stroman, a free agent after the 2020 season, is 6-11 with a 2.96 ERA in 21 begins for the woeful Jays.
Greene, a 15th-round decide of the Yankees within the 2009 draft, appeared in 15 video games (14 begins) for the 2014 Yankees and went 5-Four with a 3.78 ERA. On Dec. 5 of that yr Greene was despatched to the Tigers in a three-way deal that included Arizona and introduced Didi Gregorius to the Yankees. Robbie Ray, a lefty starter with the Diamondbacks, went from the Tigers to Arizona in that commerce. Ray additionally has been on the Yankees’ radar.
Brett Gardner missed his fourth straight recreation due to a sore left knee that he put via agility drills earlier than Wednesday night time’s recreation.
Gardner and Aaron Boone talked on the sphere and it seemed to be animated.
“We have been simply speaking about how I’m feeling and attempting to be good. Clearly, after 4 days out of the lineup, need to make sure that we don’t take any steps backward,’’ mentioned Gardner, who began feeling discomfort within the hinge a few week in the past and aggravated it making a diving catch Saturday at Yankee Stadium. He was scratched from the lineup the following day and hasn’t performed since.
Mike Tauchman, who hit .563 (9-for-16) with a 1.486 OPS within the earlier 5 video games, began in left subject for the sixth straight recreation. He stayed red-hot, going 2-for-Four with a two-run triple.
Gardner mentioned he was hopeful to play Thursday night time.
There’s a probability Dellin Betances stretches his throwing program to 90 ft for the primary time Thursday in Boston.