Sep 11, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Washington Nationals starting pitcher Dan Haren (15) pitches against the New York Mets during the first inning of a game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

New York Yankees tried to trade for Washington Nationals pitcher Dan Haren

The New York Yankees are all but out of the American League East race, but just one game out of a Wild Cart spot, the Bronx Bombers are still in full contender mode.

Hoping to sure up their starting pitching rotation, the Yankees recently attempted to trade for Washington Nationals starter Dan Haren, though, the two sides were unable to agree upon a deal according to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal:

The Yankees and Nationals talked about a trade involving Haren last weekend but never got close to a deal, major league sources tell FOX Sports.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman declined to confirm the Haren discussions on Thursday, but he did not deny that the team has continued to seek upgrades.

“We haven’t stopped trying to improve,” Cashman said. “We’ve always been open to different things, pursuing different things. It started all the way back in March, when all the injuries hit.”

Haren started off the season rough, though, had success recently when he had eight of nine starts where he gave up two earned runs or less.

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