The Yankees and Pirates have reportedly discussed a trade that would send RHP Gerrit Cole to New York and 23-year-old outfielder Clint Frazier to Pittsburgh, according to the New York Post's George A. King III.
New York has reportedly been interested in Cole, who can become a free agent in 2020, since last year's trade deadline despite the Pirates' unwillingness to deal the 27-year-old former first-round pick.
New Yankees manager Aaron Boone said the team is looking to acquire another starting pitcher, and Cole is among the pitchers New York has shown interest in. Tigers RHP Michael Fulmer and Diamondbacks LHP Patrick Corbin have also been players the Yankees have reportedly inquired about, as well as free-agent LHP CC Sabathia.