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Timely hitting and solid relief pitching lead Yankees to 4-3 win over Toronto

In what seemed like more than a regular April game, the Blue Jays traveled to the Bronx for another four-game set between the two. Jays’ ace Aaron Sanchez took the bump for the visitors, and CC Sabathia made his first start in 13 days, returning from nagging hip soreness. 6.5 games behind the Red Sox, the Yankees got a must needed win against the second-place team in the AL East. It was not pretty and no one on the Yanks tallied more than one hit, but they did enough to pull out a 4-3 win over Toronto.

MLB Free Agency: Yankees still in contact with Mike Moustakas

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported today on Twitter that the Yankees may not be done making splashes in free agency, as they are still in contact with former Royals' third baseman Mike Moustakas. The Yankees are currently fine going into the season with rookie Miguel Andujar at third base, but it seems that they are at least open to adding another slugger to their already stellar lineup. 

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The lefty power hitter seems like a perfect fit for the short porch at Yankee Stadium and could fill the open spot at third base. However, the Yankees are bullish on getting under the luxury cap as soon as possible, and with the recent blockbuster trade of Giancarlo Stanton its tough to see how another big contract fits. It looks that the slow free agency this year may have opened the door for Moustakas to sign a short-term deal in the Bronx. This would benefit both parties as if Moustakas has a great 2018 he could cash in on a multi-year deal somewhere else, and the Yankees can stay under the luxury tax if they so please.

 This would certainly be a big catch for the Bombers as a hitter like Moustakas could help the Yanks create a second “Murderers Row” type lineup. Until any serious negotiations start, this report should just be viewed as Cashman doing his due diligence as the hot stove heats up.

Article by: Maxx Hotton