Now, less than a third of the way into the year, the team is looking to add a starter.
According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, New York has its eye on Matt Garza. The Cubs traded for Garza before the 2011 season, and the pitcher has been very productive for Chicago. His record is under .500, but he has a 3.51 ERA in his time with the Cubs.
Garza will be a free agent after next season, but the Cubs might trade him if they can't sign him to a long-term contract. He has a 3.85 career ERA and spent five years in the American league before being sent to Chicago.
Garza has two years of playoff experience, winning two games in the 2008 ALCS. Heyman reports that the Red Sox could also have interest in acquiring the right-hander.
The Cubs pitcher isn't the only player the Yankees are looking at.
New York could look to trade for the Astros Wandy Rodriguez if they can't get Garza. Rodriguez is older and more expensive than Garza, but he has had more success recently. Rodriguez has a 2.49 ERA this year and has had an ERA of 3.60 or less every year since 2008.
The Yankees are looking to add another starter due to the ineptitude of their staff. C.C. Sabathia has been the team's only consistent starter, going 6-2 with a 3.66 ERA.
Injuries have also hurt the Yankees. They traded for Michael Pineda in the offseason, but he has been sidelined for the entire year.
Freddy Garcia began the year as a starter but was moved to the bullpen when Andy Pettitte finally returned to the club in May.
New York is 11th in the American League with a 4.82 ERA from its starting rotation.