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Series Preview: New York Yankees vs Los Angeles Angels (5/25-5/27)

After dropping two out of three games to the Rangers in a slugfest series, the Yankees will head back to New York for a three-game set against the Angels as they try to take back the AL East from the Red Sox. The Yankees sit only a single game back of the Red Sox, while the Angels are four and a half back of the defending World Series champion Astros, who the Yankees face following this series. With the Red Sox playing the surprisingly good Atlanta Braves, if the Yankees could take two of three or sweep this series, they could very likely be sitting atop the AL East heading into their series against Houston.

MLB Trade Rumors: The Yankees are showing interest in LHP Jaime Garcia

The entire baseball world was set on the fact that Jaime Garcia would be sent to the Minnesota Twins earlier this week, but it fell through due to a concern over the health of one of the players that would have headed back to Atlanta. The Twins and Braves still have mutual interest, but the market has now expanded beyond Minnesota for Garcia’s services. According to FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman, the Yankees are one of five or six teams that have a drawing interesting in the southpaw.
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Garcia is not having one of his better seasons as he is sporting a 4.30 ERA and is barley maintaining his career worst strikeout to walk ratio. However, when healthy, he has proven to be able to give quality innings and give his team a chance to win on a nightly basis. He has postseason experience and would give the Yankees another veteran to add to their young pitching staff. Garcia would not cost a top prospect as he isn’t an ace and would only be a rental for the remainder of the season. With the Yankees loaded system, they would in all likelihood not have to give up one of their top ten prospects in exchange for Garcia.

The Yankees could pull a similar move to their previous trade with the White Sox and fill another gap in the team by including 1B Matt Adams in a possible trade with the Braves. The Yankees do not have a dire need for a corner infielder, after the acquisition of Todd Frazier, but the possibility is not out of the question.

Stay tuned to the BBB for more news on this development.