Yankees: 5 under-the-radar trade deadline candidates

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Corey Knebel #30 of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches during the tenth inning

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – MAY 22: Corey Knebel #30 of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches during the tenth inning. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

The New York Yankees will undoubtedly be buyers at the trade deadline. Who are some of the under-the-radar trade candidates the Yankees might target?

While New York Yankees fans might be more intrigued by the possibility of their team trading away Joey Gallo, the club is much more likely to be acquiring impact players at the trade deadline in 2022.

New York is one of the best teams in the league this season and will certainly be looking to add to their roster for the stretch run as the trade deadline approaches later this summer.

While some big names like Luis Castillo, Xander Bogaerts, and J.D. Martinez may become available, let’s turn our attention toward those under-the-radar trade candidates that the Yankees may elect to target in a potential deal.

5. The Yankees could trade for Corey Knebel.

Relievers are always welcome. Playoff-contending teams should never turn down the opportunity to acquire a veteran pitcher that can bring stability to a bullpen. That is exactly what Corey Knebel could do for the New York Yankees.

Knebel, currently pitching out of the Philadelphia Phillies bullpen, could become available in the very near future, especially considering how quickly his team is falling out of contention in the National League East.

The Phillies, who were expected to contend for the NL East crown, are well off the pace and under .500. Joe Girardi may soon be out of a job, and Philadelphia’s front office may soon be looking to shop some of their players.

Knebel fits the bill, as the 30-year-old is on a one-year deal and will be a free agent after the season. Knebel was brought in to help the Phillies close out games, and so far, the right-hander has eight saves on the season.

Corey Knebel would be a nice addition to the New York relief corps and would give Aroldis Chapman and Clay Holmes and extra arm in the backend of the Yankees bullpen.

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