Report: Mutual interest between Yankees, RHP Gavin Floyd


Gavin Floyd
The Yankees are reportedly showing interest in free-agent pitcher Gavin Floyd. (Getty Images)

According to sources familiar with the New York Yankees organization, the team and free-agent RHP Gavin Floyd have expressed interest in bringing the 31-year-old Maryland native to New York.

Floyd spent the 2014 season with the Atlanta Braves, going 2-2, with a 2.65 ERA in nine starts. The former Phillies’ first-round draft pick was coming off Tommy John surgery, which he had in May 2013.

Gavin Floyd has pitched for three teams (Phillies, White Sox and Braves) during his 11-year major league career. His career record stands at an even 72-72, with a lifetime 4.40 ERA.

The Yankees desperately are looking for starting rotation help. CC Sabathia, Michael Pineda and Masahiro Tanaka are coming off injury-plagued 2014 seasons and are not guaranteed to return to their prior forms. Hiroki Kuroda is a free agent and may return to Japan.

Sources also indicate the Bronx Bombers are looking to resign Brandon McCarthy in addition to Floyd. McCarthy was acquired by the Yankees from the Diamondbacks in a deal that sent former Yankees’ LHP Vidal Nuno to Arizona. McCarthy went 7-5, with a 2.89 ERA in 14 starts with New York during the 2014 season.

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