The New York Yankees aren’t likely to add a new face to the rotation via the free agent market.
Would they be willing to consider the trade market?
According to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports, the Yankees are interested in Chicago White Sox starter Jose Quintana. The White Sox likely would only want prospects in return for Quintana, since they are in sell mode, and the source told Morosi that the Yankees have the prospects the team is looking for.
Quintana would be an upgrade from the Yankees current rotation which consists of Masahiro Tanaka, CC Sabathia and Michael Pineda, but the question is just how much is Brian Cashman willing to give up for him.
Before you question if Quintana would hurt payroll, just know he has a very team friendly contract. Quintana is slated to make just $6 Million in 2017, $8.35 Million in 2018 and he has club options at $10.3 Million for both 2019 and 2020.
Quintana is no stranger to the Yankees; he was in their farm system for four seasons before becoming a minor league free agent in 2011. He then with the Chicago White Sox where the rest was history.