A member of the Corbin clan apparently wants top free agent Patrick to be the toast of the Bronx.
A person who attended Corbin's Nov. 17 wedding in Scottsdale, Arizona, told The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal that the starter's younger brother "gave a best-man speech and at the end took out a Yankees hat and put it on, which elicited a great applause, and said they all hoped that he and Jen would be moving closer to home."
Patrick Corbin, who grew up in Upstate New York and attended high school near Syracuse, visited the Yankees in the Bronx on Thursday after meeting with the Phillies on Tuesday. Corbin's interest in the Yankees is both strong and mutual, according to SNY's Andy Martino.
The two-time All-Star lefty is the Yankees' most likely target in their pursuit of another top starting pitcher after last week's trade for Mariners lefty James Paxton, per Martino.
The 29-year-old Corbin went 11-7 with a 3.15 ERA and 1.05 WHIP with the Diamondbacks this past season, striking out a career-high 246 batters in 33 starts (200 innings).
Corbin also visited with the Nationals this week. A person familiar with the process told Martino that all of the meetings were informational in nature and did not consist of serious contract negotiations.
The Yankees could instead decide to bring back free agent J.A. Happ, though that is a choice the team continues to weigh.