Jul 24, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; New York Yankees hat and glove sit on the dugout steps during the game against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Texas won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Rumors: Yankees have little interest in Matt Garza, Ervin Santana

The New York Yankees are still in the market for starting pitching, but oddly enough, they’re not very interested in either Matt Garza or Ervin Santana – two of the best available pitchers in free agency.

We’ve known about the Yankees interest in Japanese sensation, Masahiro Tanaka and that’s where all of their efforts seem to be placed currently. But if for some reason the Yankees aren’t able to sign the 25-year-old, might they have interest in Garza or Santana? Not according to Richard Justice who says the Yankees have shown limited interest in both.

The Yankees have been all-in on him (Tanaka) and so far have shown little interest in Ervin Santana, Matt Garza or any of the other free-agent pitchers on this market. If Tanaka lands elsewhere, Cashman almost certainly will sign at least one more starter.

If Tanaka signs elsewhere it’s possible the Yankees could change their tune, but Santana and Garza have a tendency to elevate their pitches leading to a lot of fly-balls. That’s not exactly a recipe for success at Yankee Stadium, which is a possible reason why the Bronx Bombers are looking at somebody like Tanaka, who possesses a devastating sinker.

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