Dream on. That pretty much sums up the chances New York Yankees or New York Mets will trade for Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer before Friday’s deadline. That’s according to The Athletic’s Jayson Stark: These are the 8 teams known to be in on Max Scherzer, via multiple sources: Dodgers, Giants, Padres, Red Sox, Rays, Blue Jays, Astros, Mets.
Wilson also has $2.3M player option for 2022 that NYY will now escape. Team looking to upgrade bullpen, possibly add shortstop, LH bat. Among the players who could be on Cashman’s shopping list are Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story and Texas Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo as Friday’s trade deadline approaches.
Jordan Montgomery stopped an eight-start winless streak, Aaron Judge singled in his return from COVID-19 and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 on Tuesday night. Montgomery (4-5) gave up five hits in five scoreless innings. The left-hander was 0-4 over his previous eight outings since beating Tampa Bay on June 2, despite allowing three or fewer runs seven times.