It appears the New York Yankees are looking outside the organization for pitching help.
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.
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 MLB.com.
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.