Three players the New York Yankees are pursuing as trade deadline nears

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Sunday was a miracle for the New York Yankees, as they came back in two games to secure wins over the New York Mets. In what was a turning point for the Bombers after losing seven consecutive games before Friday’s doubleheader against the Mets, the tables are seemingly turning.

Despite Gary Sanchez’s late-game heroics and Aaron Hicks hitting a game-tying homer with two outs in the bottom of the seventh, the Yankees are still in desperate need of support in the infield, outfield, and bullpen. Some might argue that starting pitching is a weak point for the Yankees, too, despite several motivating outings the past few days.

Deivi Garcia, youth prospect for the Yankees, earned the start in game two of the doubleheader yesterday. He lasted 6.0 innings, allowing four hits and zero earned runs. He was stellar in his first MLB action, possibly convincing the Yankees to give him more opportunities in the near future.

Nonetheless, overcoming the Mets isn’t the same as defeating the Tampa Bay Rays in their upcoming series. They could use the support, and with the trade deadline at 4 PM on Monday, things will be moving and grooving.

Three players the New York Yankees are pursuing:

1.) Starling Marte

The Yankees have reportedly been in contact with the Arizona Diamondbacks about outfielder Starling Marte. So far this season, the 31-year-old has 38 hits, two homers, and a .311 batting average over 122 at-bats. He has been fantastic so far this year, also posting solid seasons the past three years.

The Yankees could use another outfielder with their reserve options dwindling. Aaron Judge is out, Giancarlo Stanton is out, Aaron Hicks felt cramping in both his calves on Sunday, and Miguel Andujar could be a trade piece. However, it shows their lack of faith in their slugger outfielders remaining healthy. Marte is a solid player and would be a starter on most teams. The Yankees do still have Clint Frazier, whose value has bubbled in recent days and could also be a valuable trade piece.

While I think acquiring Marte would be a great thing for the Yankees, he is not the most pressing of the three players they’ve checked in on.