Brian Cashman, general manager of the New York Yankees, had a very busy MLB trade deadline this year. Before the deadline on Tuesday, he completed a number of transactions and tried to arrange a deal to acquire Miami Marlins starting pitcher Pablo Lopez.
On Tuesday, the Yankees “looked” into acquiring Lopez, according to Jon Heyman of the New York Post. The Marlins, on the other hand, were reaching when they “asked” about Lopez and Anthony Volpe, Oswald Peraza, or Gleyber Torres.
Despite Miguel Rojas’ unpredictable season, the Marlins did not have a pressing need to add a shortstop by the trade deadline. He has logged an OPS+ of 78 while playing shortstop in his 90 career starts to date. While the Yankees reportedly had no interest in trading either Volpe or Peraza to the Cincinnati Reds for Luis Castillo, they have relied on Torres to start at shortstop on a regular basis.
Both Cashman and the Los Angeles Dodgers were steadfast in their pursuit of Lopez. Lopez, who has a 3.41 ERA in 118.2 innings pitched this season, was “not particularly close” to being acquired by the current NL West leaders.
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