In early June the general manager of the New York Yankees, Brian Cashman, was clear that he should go for an opener in the exchange market of MLB. And now the pressure is greater.
If you take a quick look at the situation of the starters of the Yankees the least that can be said is that they are experiencing a dramatic moment.
Veteran Corey Kluber isn’t expected until September, Luis Severino Just had a setback in his rehab, Jameson Taillon hasn’t been able to live up to expectations and there’s not even hope of rookie Deivi Garcia, who battles in the minor leagues with an ERA above 6.00.
The New York team woke up this Monday in fourth place in the American League East Division after being swept by the Boston Red Sox. The affront was sealed with Gerrit Cole on the mound.
The Yankees ace had a June to forget. The six runs he received from the Red-legged on Sunday brought his ERA in this span to 4.65, the worst in a month for the right-hander since he was with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2017. He has allowed 9 home runs and both his speed and command have not. have been the same.
Cole’s woes have added to a disappointing campaign for the Aaron Boone-led group, which has spent the year looking for a backup to the right-hander in the rotation.
If before it was necessary, now it is imperative that Cashman moves in the market. If the New York team wants to be in the playoffs, they are forced to go in search of a hierarchy starter to help them come back in the second half.