The Yankees have made no secret about wanting to add a starting pitcher before the trade deadline. And one of their scouts was watching a potential target on Thursday afternoon.
Michael Fulmer was on the hill for the Tigers, with Yankees scout Jay Darnell in attendance, reports George A. King III of the New York Post.
Fulmer, who allowed four runs in eight innings while walking none and striking out five, is expected to be one of the most coveted pitchers available this summer.
The 25-year-old, who has a career 3.60 ERA and 1.16 WHIP, is under team control through the 2022 season and is making just $575,000 this year in advance of his first year of arbitration.
While the interest in Fulmer could be real, the Yankees' top targets could be J.A. Happ of the Blue Jays or Cole Hamels of the Rangers, according to SNY's Andy Martino. Happ or Hamels would cost far less via trade than Fulmer.