Everybody and their brother is reporting that the Yankees are close to a deal with Seattle for Jarrod Washburn.
It would seem to make sense. Washburn is in Toronto at the moment and is scheduled to pitch tomorrow against the Blue Jays. Put him on a plane and send him out against the Red Sox tomorrow night.
But Brian Cashman said just now that no deal is imminent. “You can sleep easy tonight,” he said.
So there you have it.
Cashman should certainly sleep easy. His team has won eight straight and 13 of 16. Yankee pitchers have an ERA of 1.56 since the break while the Yankees have outscored their opposition 49-15.
Thanks for reading today. We’ll be back at it tomorrow.
(Oh, Johnny Damon and A-Rod say they’re fine.)