Cashman seeking multiple arms for rotation – MLB.com

NEW YORK — As the General Managers Meetings opened on Monday in Carlsbad, Calif., Brian Cashman sidestepped inquiries about interest in sluggers Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, though the veteran Yankees decision-maker shed some light upon the early stages of the pursuit of starting pitching.

The Yankees have interest in retaining both J.A. Happ and CC Sabathia, according to Cashman, who has spoken to the representatives for both players. Cashman said reinforcing the rotation via the free-agent and trade markets is among the organization’s top offseason priorities.

NEW YORK — As the General Managers Meetings opened on Monday in Carlsbad, Calif., Brian Cashman sidestepped inquiries about interest in sluggers Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, though the veteran Yankees decision-maker shed some light upon the early stages of the pursuit of starting pitching.

The Yankees have interest in retaining both J.A. Happ and CC Sabathia, according to Cashman, who has spoken to the representatives for both players. Cashman said reinforcing the rotation via the free-agent and trade markets is among the organization’s top offseason priorities.

“I think we’ll just gravitate to anything that will make sense,” Cashman said. “It could be a combination; something could make sense via trade in the same category as free agency. I’m interested in adding more than one pitcher. I need to, I think, add multiple. If I can do so, we’ll see.”

Video: Cashman looking to add arms to Yankees’ rotation

Cashman said the Yankees feel no urgency to make a quick splash to steal the spotlight from the Red Sox in the wake of their championship.

“The Red Sox winning doesn’t change the hunger level of trying to deliver a championship, sooner than later, for our fan base,” Cashman said. “They’re getting a championship-caliber effort regardless of the results. With that being

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