Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Yankees have talked with free agent pitcher Brandon McCarthy, but the right-hander is waiting for the market to play out before making any decisions. Once Max Scherzer, Jon Lester, and James Shields sign contracts, McCarthy will have a better idea of his value.
McCarthy pitched well in the Bronx after coming over in a trade with the Diamondbacks in early July, posting a 2.89 ERA with an 82/13 K/BB ratio in 90 1/3 innings. As it turned out, the Yankees allowed McCarthy to throw his cutter again, a pitch the Diamondbacks had him scrap with poor results. McCarthy had compiled a 4.75 ERA in Arizona.