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Storylines: Yankees could look to add pitching

New York is looking to bolster their pitching staff, according to reports

Storylines: Yankees could look to add pitching
The Yankees are looking into potentially acquiring Chicago Cubs right-hander Jason Hammel to infuse some talent into the bottom of their rotation. (Photo credit: Rick Scuteri/USA Today Sports)
June 29, 2014
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In this MLB News and Notes segment, I will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. I also will try to tweet news and rumors as I see them, so feel free to follow me on Twitter: @ajnicholsIBI.

Here are the stories from Sunday, June 29th.

Tribe News

  • Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer wrote that he believes the Indians need another solid starting pitcher to go with Corey Kluber more than they need a bat.

Others News and Notes

  •'s Rob Bradford wrote that the Red Sox would like to re-open contract extension talks with Jon Lester, but as of right now there has still been no progress toward an extension.
  • According to Greg Johns of, Mariners top pitcher prospect Taijuan Walker will make his 2014 big-league debut.
  • With rookie shortstop Chris Owings heading to the 15-day disabled list, the Diamondbacks have recalled shortstop Nick Ahmed. According's Steve Gilbert, another injured Diamondback, Eric Chavez, may consider retirement after being placed on the 60-day disabled list with an injured knee.
  • In other Arizona news, Buster Olney of ESPN reported that Brandon McCarthy a $1 million assignment bonus if he is traded.
  • Milwaukee selected the contract of infielder Jeff Bianchi from Triple-A Nashville.

User Comments

June 30, 2014 - 11:53 AM EDT
Note to Hoynes: What the Tribe needs is a SS who can catch the ball. I thought that the proverbial "All field-no hit" SS was a dime a dozen. Let's get one to replace the "No field-no hit" specimen that we've been trotting out there all season.

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