Yankees ‘engaged’ in pitching market with Jose Quintana there for the taking

The Yankees are starting to put a solid team together, but one area of concern is the rotation. There are still options out there for them to strengthen in that area.

New York hasn’t been shy in its advances for White Sox starting pitcher Jose Quintana. Chicago hasn’t been shy in demanding top prospects for its rising talent. And why not? They received a king’s ransom from the Nationals for Adam Eaton.

So far, the Yankees have been unwilling to meet the White Sox’s price. That could soon change, as spring training nears and the team has just three — Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda and CC Sabathia — locks in their rotation.

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