The New York Yankees put forth a spending spree that would support a third world country this offseason, but the money hasn’t translated into the win column. Currently sitting just two games over .500, the Yankees know they’ll need some reinforcements if they’re to be playing in October.
With a roster that resembles more of a MASH unit, the Yankees have been doing what they can to keep their head above water, especially in regards to their starting pitching staff. The team already acquired Brandon McCarthy from the Arizona Diamondbacks but he may not be their only addition.
Rumors have suggested that the New York Yankees have shown interest in Edwin Jackson of the Chicago Cubs, but they also seem to have interest in John Danks of the Chicago White Sox.
“The Yankees, to no one’s surprise, have checked in on White Sox lefty John Danks,” says Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. “The Yankees, having lost four starting pitchers to injury, are seeking to upgrade their rotation even after the acquisition of Brandon McCarthy is paying off early. Danks, still only 29, is 8-6 with a 4.35 ERA.”
Heyman does go on to suggest that no deal between the two clubs is imminent, just that the Yankees have checked in on the southpaw.
Danks does own a partial no-trade clause but it is not believed that the New York Yankees are on it. He’s also due $34 million over the course of the next two and a half seasons, which might be too rich even for the Yankees.