As the Yankees look to upgrade their roster in the offseason, one move they addition New York now is reportedly considering comes from the bullpen.
After the Athletics traded RHP Jharel Cotton to the Chicago Cubs last Saturday for cash considerations, Oakland is reportedly listening on offers for three other players.
One of the available chips is RHP Blake Treinen, with the Yankees among the teams that are expressing interest, according to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal.
Treinen, who turns 32 on June 30, is coming off a 2019 season in which he went 6-5 with a 4.91 ERA over 57 games and 58.2 innings pitched.
He saw his numbers dip from a 2018 campaign in which Treinen was an All-Star for the first time while going 9-2 with a 0.78 ERA across 80.1 innings pitched in 68 appearances.
Treinen is due roughly $8 million in 2020, according to Spotrac.com, and Ronsenthal reported that the Athletics want their payroll to be around $90 million. They currently are projected at $111.2 million, according to RosterResource.com.