With the two teams currently involved in a four-game set, the Yankees have reportedly expressed interest in relievers Zach Britton and Brad Brach as well as right-handed starter Kevin Gausman, an industry source told Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun. Discussions are currently in the early stages and New York has yet to make an offer.
The Orioles sit in last place and will be major sellers leading up to the non-waiver trade deadline. Baltimore has been hesitant to deal within the division but with Britton, Brach, and Machado all set to hit free agency this winter there's more a desire to receive the best return rather than worry about where its pieces are going.
Gausman, however, might be off limits within the American League East. The 27-year-old is set to enter his third year of arbitration this winter and is under team control through the 2020 season. In 18 starts this year, he owns a 4.11 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 95 strikeouts over 107 1/3 innings. He has a career 4.02 ERA in 12 appearances at Yankee Stadium.
Britton was one of the best closers in baseball from 2015-16 but has battled injuries over the last two seasons and has been limited to 11 appearances this season in a return from a torn Achillies. He entered Monday's doubleheader with a 5.06 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, and eight strikeouts in 10 2/3 innings. Britton is earning $12 million this season.
Brach was an All-Star in 2016 and served in the closer's role in each of the last two seasons in Britton's absence. He owns a 3.93 ERA, 1.69 WHIP, and 35 strikeouts in 34 1/3 innings this season.