MLB rumors: Yankees can scratch former All-Star pitcher off trade deadline wish list

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New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is looking to upgrade his starting rotation before the July 30 trade deadline. But it won’t be in the form of Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios.

ESPN’s Buster Olney reports “Other teams say the Twins have indicated they aren’t inclined to consider moving players under contractual control through 2022 — like José Berríos.”

According to Spotrac, Berrios is making $6.1 million this season and has one more of arbitration eligibility remaining.

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Berrios is a two-time All-Star during his six seasons in Minnesota. His best season to date was 2019, when he tied a career high with 14 wins and posted a career-low 3.68 ERA.

But the 27-year-old is on pace to top those numbers this year. Berrios is 7-3 with a 3.48 ERA in 18 starts for the Twins, who sit in fourth place in the American League Central, 15 games behind the first-place Chicago White Sox.

Cashman has less than two weeks to find pitching help. The Yankees are hoping for the return of Corey Kluber and Luis Severino from the injured list, but as we all know, nothing is guaranteed when it comes to the Yankees’ injury list.

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