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Yankees Reportedly Sent a Scout to Watch Dallas Keuchel Pitch in California

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 08:  Dallas Keuchel #60 of the Houston Astros pitches in the first inning against the Cleveland Indians during Game Three of the American League Division Series at Progressive Field on October 8, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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With a recent injuries to C.C. Sabathia and James Paxton along with the overall struggles of J.A. Happ, the New York Yankees are apparently still looking to upgrade their starting rotation.

New York sent scouts to watch Dallas Keuchel pitch in California on Sunday. The former Astros Cy Young winner is still a free agent and has the interest of teams that are looking to add pitching after the MLB Draft concludes.

If Keuchel signs after June 2, the team that lands him will not have to send draft compensation to the Astros, and with that deadline approaching, it only makes sense the Yankees' interest would get stronger now.

Aside from the issues that are affecting the rotation at the moment, Yankee fans can't forget about the fact that the team might place an innings limit on Domingo German, whose previous high in a season was 120. If that were to happen, the Yankees could certainly use an innings eater like Keuchel to carry the load down the stretch -- either that or manage the rotation more effectively to skip a few of German's starts to perhaps keep him around for the playoffs.

Brian Cashman certainly loves himself a bargain, so it's no surprise the Yankees are still keeping tabs on the veteran left-hander.