Aaron Judge’s Instagram post links Yankees with former Cy Young Winner

Aaron Judge is with San Diego Padres pitcher, Blake Snell.

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A recent Instagram post by the New York Yankees’ team captain, Aaron Judge, has ignited rumors about his desired player acquisition. In the story, the 31-year-old can be seen alongside San Diego Padres pitcher, Blake Snell, leading to speculation about a potential trade.

Initially, it was Blake Snell who expressed excitement about catching up with Aaron Judge during their meeting at Yankee Stadium over the weekend. However, Aaron Judge reciprocated the sentiment by responding to the Padres’ standout player, showing his appreciation and acknowledging the significance of their encounter.

In 2018, Blake Snell achieved great success during his time with the Tampa Bay Rays, earning the prestigious Cy Young Award and being recognized as an All-Star. However, in 2021, he was traded to the San Diego Padres. As of now, Snell finds himself in the last year of his $50 million contract with the team.

As the Yankees show interest in adding a pitcher to their roster this season, Blake Snell could be a potential option for them if the San Diego Padres decide to trade him at a suitable price. 

During this season, Blake Snell has recorded a respectable 61 strikeouts and 34 walks in 56 innings pitched, maintaining a 4.50 ERA. While his performance has been decent, the Yankees could benefit from adding a pitcher who consistently performs at a high level to their roster. A reliable and dependable pitcher would greatly enhance the team’s chances of success.

The New York Yankees, under the leadership of Aaron Boone, have faced challenges this season due to injuries to important pitchers. However, the team’s general manager is actively monitoring several pitching options in the coming weeks with the goal of strengthening the pitching department for the rest of the season.

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