Brian Cashman explains Yankees shopping list for trade deadline

December 21, 2022;  Bronx, New York, USA;  Brian Cashman speaks during a press conference at Yankee Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: Jessica Alcheh - USA TODAY Sports

December 21, 2022; Bronx, New York, USA; Brian Cashman speaks during a press conference at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jessica Alcheh-USA TODAY Sports / © Jessica Alcheh-USA TODAY Sports

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman sees two needs for New York entering the 2023 MLB trade deadline, which is almost two weeks away and falls on August 1.

“I think every GM is going to respond with the ‘throw, throw, throw, throw’, always, whatever,” Cashman told MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM. “So yeah, we just got (Carlos) Rodon back and then Nestor Cortes must come back. We must have Sevy (Luis Severino) in line and pulling like the Sevy of old. (clark) Schmidt just got off to a good start. (Domingo) Germanhas been fantastic for us. So we have a lot of pitching depth there, but that doesn’t stop us from adding starting pitch or the bullpen – the bullpen is also important… so I think we’ll look on the pitch side.

“And then to answer your question, yes, we’ll continue to focus on maybe a bat out there that could be more of an established daily offensive contributor in left field – whether that’s viable or not, that remains. So whether it’s a right-handed bat that would pack with what we already have or whether it’s a full daily position that can lock it down against lefties and righties remains to be seen as we move forward and what which is available and if prices can match with us.”

The 2022 MLB trade deadline saw the Yankees make five moves, including RHP acquisitions Frankie Montas and heart rate Harrison Bader.

Montas went 1-3 with a 6.35 ERA in eight regular season starts and is yet to pitch in the 2023 season as he recovers from shoulder surgery.

Bader, who recorded just 14 regular season appearances last year, entered Sunday cutting .248/.276/.441 with seven home runs and 30 RBIs in 46 games in 2023.

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