Thursday, June 19, 2008

Yankees, Dealing for Pitcher, Throw in Shortstop

Hushed talks are under way as the Yankees seek to acquire starting pitcher Randy Wolf from San Diego in exchange for a pitcher at Triple A Scranton-Wilkes-Barre or Double A Trenton, plus the throw-in of obscure, 21-year-old shortstop Addison Maruszak of Short A Staten Island, according to a clubhouse source.

Mariners starter Eric Bedard and Brewers starter Ben Sheets are also on General Manager Brian Cashman's radar screen, again with the young shortstop included in the offer, the source said, requesting anonymity.

The unnamed pitcher will be brought up to be showcased within coming weeks, it was reported.