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Anibal Sanchez pitching for Washington

Anibal Sanchez pitching for Washington

The Yankees were among the teams to watch Anibal Sanchez pitch in Florida on Friday, MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports.

Sanchez, who pitched for the Washington Nationals last season, put on a pitching showcase at FIU in front of the Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, Miami Marlins, Toronto Blue Jays, Detroit Tigers and Arizona Diamondbacks, as he looks to join a team for a 16th season.

The righty has a career 4.05 ERA, with 1,725 strikeouts and a 1.31 WHIP in 350 games — 327 of which he started.

Last year with the Nationals, Sanchez started 11 games, going 4-5 with a 6.62 ERA, 70 hits allowed and 11 home runs in 53.0 innings on the mound.

The Yankees are among many teams in the league that are already questioning their starting rotation, so bringing in a veteran like Sanchez for the back end of their rotation could be useful.

The 7-11 start out of the gate has scared many Yankees fans and at the very least has left the organization itself a bit puzzled as to what’s happened. Aside from their hitting woes, starting pitching after Gerrit Cole has been the biggest question mark.

Adding someone like Sanchez could be a good boost for this questionable rotation.

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