The Yankees and Phillies aren't only vying with each other in the Manny Machado sweepstakes.
New York and Philadelphia are reportedly the top two teams to land free-agent reliever Zach Britton, according to Fancred's Jon Heyman.
With the Cardinals reportedly nearing a deal with Andrew Miller, that makes Britton one of the most coveted relievers, let alone left-handed relievers, remaining on the free-agent market.
Britton, who turns 31 on Saturday, recorded a 3.10 ERA in 41 relief outings with the Yankees and Orioles last season, striking out 34 batters in 40 2/3 innings.
After the Yankees acquired him in a deadline deal, he went 1-0 with a 2.88 ERA in 25 relief outings, striking out 21 batters and recording a 1.16 WHIP in 25 innings.
Though their bullpen still features pitchers like Aroldis Chapman and Dellin Betances, the Yankees are looking to re-bolster it after losing Britton and David Robertson to free agency. They have been interested in re-signing them, as well as signing Adam Ottavino to a deal.