White Sox LHP Jose Quintana, who could be traded before the Aug. 1 non-waiver deadline, starts tonight against the Yankees in Chicago.
A potential impediment to any interested team, though, is that Quintana (who doesn't have a no-trade clause) isn't enamored with being traded in order to join a team in a pennant race, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.
The Yankees were reportedly interested in trading for Quintana during the offseason. He is under contract through the 2018 season, with team options for $10.5 million in 2019 and 2020.
The 28-year-old Quintana has a 4.69 ERA (4.06 FIP) and 1.32 WHIP with 88 strikeouts in 88 1/3 innings (15 starts) this season. He has a 3.52 ERA and identical 3.52 FIP with a 1.24 WHIP in six seasons with the White Sox.
Yankees GM Brian Cashman said Monday that the team is undecided about whether they'll pursue external help for the rotation or bullpen.
"I think our bullpen and our rotation have struggled of late," Cashman told the NY Daily News. Does it mean that anything's going to happen regardless of it? I don't know yet. We're always engaged with the marketplace, as well as comparing it to what we have."
The Yankees are currently without CC Sabathia (hamstring). Meanwhile, Michael Pineda has struggled recently, allowing five or more runs in three of his last five starts, and Masahiro Tanaka has a 5.74 ERA and 1.41 WHIP.