No matter what occurs in Thursday’s Recreation 4 of the ALDS, the Yankees might want to bolster their rotation going into subsequent season.
Trevor Bauer is little doubt conscious of that as he approaches free company and he made his first pitch to the Yankees after their 8-4 loss to the Rays in Recreation 3 at Petco Park in San Diego.
“Kinda seems to be just like the @yankees might use some extra beginning pitching. Fascinating,’’ Bauer wrote on Twitter.
It got here after Masahiro Tanaka had his second straight poor begin within the postseason, permitting 5 runs in four-plus innings- and a day after the Yankees botched Recreation 2 by utilizing Deivi Garcia for an inning earlier than bringing in J.A. Happ within the second.
Bauer will likely be amongst a free agent class that figures to additionally embrace Happ and James Paxton, as well as Tanaka.
The Yankees’ rotation heading into 2021 has loads of query marks behind Gerrit Cole, with Luis Severino coming off Tommy John surgical procedure, Recreation 4 starter Jordan Montgomery and inexperienced right-handers like Garcia, Clarke Schmidt and probably Jonathan Loaisiga and Mike King.
Bauer is coming off a superb bounceback season. After fighting the Reds following a midseason commerce from Cleveland in 2019, the 29-year-old went 5-4 with a 1.73 ERA in 11 begins within the abbreviated common season and is within the dialog for the NL Cy Younger Award.