The Yankees believe that trading for LHP J.A. Happ is realistic, but as of now the asking price on him is too high, reports Jon Heyman of FanCred.
SNY's Andy Martino previously reported that the Yankees wonder whether Happ would help in a playoff series against the Astros.
Happ was shelled in the Blue Jays' 8-5 loss to the Yankees on Saturday, as he allowed six runs in just 2 2/3 innings. He said after his outing that his struggles could be related to trade rumors.
"I don't know, potentially subconsciously,'' he said, according to the New York Post. "I know these last two [starts] have not been really me or what I feel I'm known for, certainly not what I'm capable of," he said. "Having said that, I was ready to pitch. It didn't go my way. I have to find a way to stop that as soon as possible"
The 35-year-old has a 4.44 ERA/3.97 FIP and 1.177 WHIP in 18 starts this season for Toronto.