The Yankees are still engaged in talks with the Tampa Bay Rays about starting pitcher Chris Archer with the non-waiver trade deadline less than 24 hours away, a source told SNY.tv's Andy Martino.
New York is among six teams pursuing Archer, as MLB.com's Jon Morosi reports the Padres, Braves and Brewers have also expressed interest.
Archer, 29, is under team control until 2021, and surely would garner a significant return should Tampa Bay move him.
The Yankees, who previously acquired LHP J.A. Happ from the Blue Jays to bolster their rotation, would likely have to pay a premium to acquire Archer given they would be trading with one of their division opponents.
He is 3-5 with a 4.31 ERA and 102 strikeouts in 96 innings this season, but has heated up since mid-May. Over his last eight starts, he is 1-2 with a 2.70 ERA, giving up 16 runs (13 earned) in 43 1/3 innings.