The Yankees may be able to find some pitching help within their organization this season.
GM Brian Cashman, who is searching for another starter on the trade market, acknowledged on Jim Duquette's SiriusXM radio show that 20-year-old prospect Deivi García is "pushing himself into the mix" for helping the team this year.
Cashman also ruled out using García in a trade package for a mere rental.
"Are we going to give up Deivi García for a rental somewhere? Clear not," he said.
García, who started the season in Single-A Tampa, was recently promoted to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after tossing a scoreless inning in the MLB Futures Game. The right-hander has a 3.01 ERA and 114 strikeouts in 68.2 innings pitched in Single and Double-A combined this season.
ESPN's Keith Law also ranked García among his midseason top 50 prospect list at 29.
"I've seen him three times this summer, and he's always 90-96 with three viable off-speed pitches, usually at least two of them showing plus," he said. "And hitters cut through his fastball like he's throwing 105 with spin."
García has not pitched more than 74 innings in a season, though, so any promotion to the major-league level would likely mean he would be used out of the Yankees' bullpen.
While starting pitching is Cashman's priority, they could still use another arm in the bullpen down the stretch of the season, especially come October. Last postseason, only once did a Yankees starter pitch beyond the fourth inning and none past the fifth.
They also could use the depth. Adam Ottavino already has 40 innings under his belt and there is still the question of whether or not Dellin Betances will actually pitch this season. If he cannot, or is not the same elite pitcher he has proven to be, García may be the Yankees' best option to fill that void.