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Yankees interested in Pirates reliever John Grabow

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The New York Yankees may have serious interest in acquiring another left handed pitcher for their bullpen, and all reports are they are looking at Pirates reliever John Grabow.

According to the NY Post, the Pirates sent two scouts Thursday to scout the game between the Marines and Yankees, which has increased speculation that the Yankees are interested in acquiring the 30-year-old Grabow.

The Yankees only current left-hand relief pitcher is Phil Coke, who has been very impressive at times out of the pen. Grabow most likely would be a solid insurance policy, considering the return of Damaso Marte is looking less likely, additionally, he would allow the Yankees to monitor the innings of Coke to ensure that he is ready come September and October.

Grabow, has been solid this year for the Pirates, and would be a nice addition for the Yankees.


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2009 - John Grabow 3-0 36 0 0 0 0 2 37.0 35 16 15 3 21 33 3.65 1.51

No word on what exactly the pirates would be looking for, but off the cusp I would say one-maybe two low level prospects.

If this deal goes down it would be the second year in a row the Pirates and Yankees made a July trade. Last year the Yankees sent prized prospect Jose Tabata among others to the Pirates for left-handed reliver Damiso Marte and outfielder Xavier Nady.

 

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