This shouldn’t be a surprise, but George King reports that the Yankees are in fact monitoring the bullpen market as we approach the trade deadline. There’s a clear need for another quality late-inning arm, someone Joe Girardi could run out there against both lefties and righties.
Joba Chamberlain’s rehab from Tommy John and ankle surgery seems to be going extremely well so far, but the team can’t count on him to contribute down the stretch until they actually see him on a big league mound. Those were two major injuries and the rehab isn’t always a slam dunk, just ask David Aardsma. If you’re wondering about potentially available relievers, just search the roster of every non-contender for a veteran bullpen arm due to become a free agent after the season.