Yankees scouting SP Marcus Stroman ahead of trade deadline

By Vincent Frank
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The New York Yankees are indeed in play for a front-line starting pitcher ahead of this month’s MLB trade deadline.

We floated one possibility earlier in the week. However, New York has been more linked to NYC native and Toronto Blue Jays ace Marcus Stroman in recent weeks.

That’s why it should not be a surprise that the Yankees will be scouting Stroman’s start against the Detroit Tigers Friday evening.

Still only 28 years old and arbitration eligible next season, Stroman would certainly be a long-term fit in the Bronx.

The All-Star is pitching to a lowly 5-10 record, but has posted a stellar 3.25 ERA and 1.27 WHIP.

Any move to acquire Stroman would require a huge bounty heading back to Toronto. It’s something the Yankees are in position to do with a strong minor league system.