Report: Yankees eyeing Bumgarner, Stroman
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It appears the New York Yankees are looking outside the organization for pitching help.

The club has spoken to the Toronto Blue Jays about right-hander Marcus Stroman, and scouted San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner, a source told Ken Davidoff of the New York Post.

The Yankees' starting rotation has been ailing all season, and now right-hander Domingo German, and his 9-2 record with a 3.86 ERA, is on the 10-day injured list with a left hip flexor strain. Ace Luis Severino hasn't thrown a pitch in 2019 due to multiple shoulder injuries, and CC Sabathia and James Paxton have spent time on the IL, too.

New York reportedly missed out on left-hander Dallas Keuchel, who joined the Atlanta Braves last week.

The rebuilding Blue Jays are plummeting down the standings, and the 28-year-old Stroman, as well as right-hander Aaron Sanchez, are reportedly available. Both starters are arbitration eligible.

Meanwhile, Bumgarner is a pending free agent after this campaign, and there's a clause in the 29-year-old's contract that allows him to block a trade to New York. In addition, the Yankees might not have enough interest in him to pay the necessary price, a source told Mark Feinsand of

Stroman is 3-8 with a 3.31 ERA in 81 2/3 innings this season. Bumgarner, a four-time All-Star and World Series MVP in 2014, has posted a 3.87 FIP across 80 innings.

Despite the team's health issues, the Yankees (39-24) entered Sunday's action tied with the Tampa Bay Rays for first in the AL East.

Report: Yankees eyeing Bumgarner, Stroman
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