Via Chris Cotillo: The Yankees are one of ten teams included in right-hander Yovani Gallardo’s no-trade clause. The Brewers are one of the very worst teams in baseball and are expected to shop everyone not named Ryan Braun, Carlos Gomez, and Jean Segura at the trade deadline.
Gallardo, 27, is in the middle of his worst season as a big leaguer, pitching to a 4.20 ERA and 3.93 FIP in 98.2 innings. Both his strikeout rate and fastball velocity have been trending in the wrong direction as well. Unsurprisingly, his no-trade list consists of cellar-dwellers and big market teams who can compensate him for agreeing to a trade. The Yankees haven’t been connected to Gallardo and they really don’t need another starter at this point, they need bats. Plural.