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Yankees could target Diamondbacks Breakout Star in potential deadline deal

The New York Yankees currently have no glaring holes on their roster.

New York is in a great spot right now and currently has the best record in baseball at 45-19. The Yankees are certainly in a better position right now than they were last season. New York was in real danger of finishing below .500 last season and now has a chance to completely turn things around and achieve something special.

The Yankees haven’t won a World Series title since 2009, but they could do so this season if they can continue to play at the same level. Plus, one or two additions around the trade deadline certainly wouldn’t hurt.

New York doesn’t need to make huge changes, but adding more depth to the bullpen should be a priority and one player who could make sense is Arizona Diamondbacks closer Paul Sewald. Arizona has struggled this season and Sewald could be moved, according to Jon Heyman of the New York Post.

“It’s hard to see the Diamondbacks, who went from October surprise to underachiever, selling,” Heyman said. “If they do, star (first baseman) Christian Walker and closer Paul Sewald would be among the trade candidates.”

Sewald has been fantastic for Arizona so far this season, despite the team’s overall struggles. He has appeared in 11 games for the Diamondbacks so far this season and has an eye-popping 0.87 ERA and an 11-to-2 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

New York already has a great closer in Clay Holmes, but it could still make sense to bring in Sewald to take over the eighth inning and form a fearsome duo for opponents with Holmes.

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