The New York Yankees "recently requested medical information" on free-agent pitcher Jacob deGrom, according to Andy Martino of SNY.
While that doesn't guarantee a Yankees' pursuit of deGrom in free agency, Martino added that they were just one of five teams to request his medical information thus far.
The 34-year-old deGrom, who spent the first nine seasons of his MLB career with the New York Mets and won two Cy Young awards along the way, will be one of the top players in free agency and arguably the top pitcher, with Justin Verlander also making a strong case.
He isn't without his concerns. Injuries limited him to just 26 total starts over the past two seasons, making his medical information all the more important for prospective suitors.