Yankees GM Brian Cashman isn't just searching for his next starting pitcher. He's looking at adding a potential new bullpen piece as well.
According to MLB.com's Jon Paul Morosi, the Yankees have asked the Tigers about their closer in RHP Shane Greene.
The 30-year-old, who just made his first All-Star team this season, is enjoying tremendous success in Detroit with a 1.22 ERA. And with the Tigers well out of a postseason run, Greene has been among the assets that many contenders are looking at.
But why the Yankees? They already have a solid bullpen, and their rotation is the largest area of concern. Well, with the team showing some sort of interest in Tigers starter Matthew Boyd, maybe there's a shot to make a package for both pitchers. There's also the option of lengthening the bullpen, as Morosi points out. However, that should only be if Cashman can't get any starter to add to their rotation.
Adding someone like Greene wouldn't be the worst thing in the world. It would only make the bullpen an even more dangerous force, though Greene would likely be pitching in a set-up role with Aroldis Chapman still owning the closing role. Keep in mind Dellin Betances should be returning toward the end of the season as well.