Free agent reliever Adam Ottavino drew headlines on Monday when he said on MLB's Statcast podcast that he would "strike out Babe Ruth every time."
Now there is a chance he could be wearing the same pinstripes as the Great Bambino.
Yankees GM Brian Cashman met with Ottavino's reps on Tuesday, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, who reports the hard-throwing right-hander is high on the Yankees' wish list.
The Mets and Red Sox are also reportedly interested in Ottavino.
The 33-year-old is coming off a breakout season in which he finished 6-4 with a 2.43 ERA (2.74 FIP) and 112 strikeouts in 77.2 innings, or a 13 K/9 ratio and did it while pitching at the hitter-friendly Coors Field with the Rockies.
The Yankees still have holes to fill in their bullpen with David Robertson and Zach Britton also free agents.
They could attempt to re-sign Robertson and Britton while Andrew Miller and Joakim Soria are also potential targets to shore up the bullpen.