2 big stories today related to the Yankees. Neither involves them making any trades. - The first was the Blue Jays acquiring David Price from the Tigers for a package of prospects. It sounds like the haul was a good one, better than what the Rays got for him last year, and this was a move the Jays had to make if they want to make a serious playoff run. Yanks get to hold onto all their top prospects (for now) and still get a shot to sign Price when he hits the FA market.
- The second, and more important, was the announcement that Michael Pineda has been scratched from his scheduled start tonight. He has since been diagnosed with a Grade I forearm strain and put on the DL, and CC will start tonight's game on regular rest. This type of injury could put Pineda out until mid-September, so the need for the Yanks to add a starter has increased as far as I'm concerned, Severino or no Severino.
- Via Ken Rosenthal, the Yanks are "poised to strike" and are in on "all available arms". Not much different than we've heard all along, although they've yet to get seriously involved with anybody.
- Via Jon Heyman, the Yankees are among the 4 "most likely landing spots" for Mike Leake. Dom wrote this post last month about how Leake made a lot of sense for the Yanks.