An enticing potential Yankees pitcher target goes down

It might be time to cross Garrett Richards off your board of starting pitchers for whom the Yankees could potentially trade.

The right-hander left his start Tuesday night after having right forearm irritation, along with a significant loss in velocity. He’ll undergo an MRI exam on Wednesday, the results of which could determine his trade value.

Richards has had elbow issues in the past — a damaged UCL along with a biceps issue limited him to just six starts in the past two years, though he didn’t get Tommy John surgery.

With a 3.66 ERA and 10.3 strikeouts per nine innings, Richards is a logical target for the Yankees, should the Angels decide to become sellers. The Post’s Joel Sherman reported that people close to Angels GM Billy Eppler believe if things don’t get better for Los Angeles soon, he’ll tell ownership to start the yard sale.

We’re now 20 days out from the trade deadline. If the Yankees are going to make a move, the clock is ticking.

Source: Read Full Article