The New York Yankees could very well be in the market for a starting pitcher as the MLB trade deadline approaches. If they are, reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, they prefer Matt Garza of the Chicago Cubs.
Heyman reports that the Red Sox could also be interested in Garza, potentially leading to a showdown of the two rivals in pursuit of the 28-year old righty. If the Yankees don't pick up Garza, they are expected to have interest in Houston's Wandy Rodriguez.
Garza is 2-3 this season with a 4.22 ERA, numbers that hardly set the world on fire. Other starters expected to be on the market, like Zack Greinke and Shaun Marcum of the Milwaukee Brewers or Garza's teammate Ryan Dempster, have outperformed him. But the Yankees reportedly feel that Garza is better suited to adapting to American League lineups and pitching in the Big Apple.
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