Heyman suggested that the Yankees like Garza over other potentially available starters such as Zack Greinke and Shaun Marcum of the Brewers and Ryan Dempster of the Cubs. He identified Wandy Rodriguez as a possible target as well, somebody they seriously considered last deadline.
Garza, 28, will not be a free agent until after the 2013 season. In 10 games this year, he has a 4.10 ERA, an 8.3 K/9, and a 3.0 BB/9. Those numbers are worse than Edwin Jackson‘s numbers, whom the Yankees are also said to have explored the possibility of a trade for. He will earn $9.5 million this season and will get a raise through arbitration for next year.