Yankees GM Brian Cashman will certainly be looking to trade for a starting pitcher by the July 31 deadline, and had reportedly checked in on Blue Jays RHP Marcus Stroman earlier this month.
Stroman appears to already be embracing the possibility of pitching in New York.
The right-hander was in the Bronx on Monday for Toronto's three-game series against the Bombers and he was asked by reporters about potentially being traded into a high-pressure environment.
"I'm built for this," he said. "I'm built for the bright lights and the moment. I'm not scared of it. I'll take that ball each and every time with the pressure on. I love it."
Stroman, a Long Island native, has had a solid 2019 season thus far. The 28-year-old is 5-9 but has a 3.04 ERA and 77 strikeouts in 100.2 innings pitched.
Stroman is not scheduled to pitch against the Yankees in this series.