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Superstar Pitcher Seen As Blockbuster Trade Candidate For Yankees After Injury Scare

New York has a tough decision to make after an injury scare to Cole

What is the New York Yankees' next move?

New York had quite a scare on Monday. Yankees ace Gerrit Cole is awaiting results from an MRI on his throwing elbow and at this point it's unclear if he will miss any time.

Hopefully, he is alright and won't miss any time, but speculation already has been building up that the club could look to make another move.

One player who was mentioned as a possible option for the Yankees is Chicago White Sox ace Dylan Cease, according to the New York Post's Jon Heyman.

"Speaking of which, let’s first see the extent of the Cole concern," Heyman said. "If he’s only set back a bit, I certainly wouldn’t insist they go for the marquee man. Dylan Cease has been out there, and in terms of loot, he is an unquestionable, abject bargain at $8M this year (plus another arbitration year).

"There was some whining about the asking price for Cease, but teams that have dealt with the (Chicago White Sox) suggest they seek maybe one and a half times what the (Milwaukee Brewers) got for Corbin Burnes. That seems close to fair to me; while Burnes is better, Cease is paid much less and has two years to go."

Cease is just 28 years old and will be paid significantly less than someone like Blake Snell in 2024. The righty has been in trade rumors endlessly over the last year and an injury to Cole could be exactly what the White Sox needs to get their asking price from the Yankees.