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Report: Patrick Corbin Visiting Yankees Thursday

November 29, 2018 - 9:00 am
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NEW YORK (WFAN) -- The Yankees are reportedly meeting Thursday with free agent starting pitcher Patrick Corbin.

Corbin, 29, went 11-7 with a career-best 3.15 ERA and 246 strikeouts last season with the Arizona Diamondbacks. In six years with the Diamondbacks, the two-time All-Star is 56-54 with a 3.91 ERA.

The New York Post was the first to report on the left-hander's visit to the Bronx. Corbin also has reportedly met with the Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals.

According to the Post's Joel Sherman, Corbin has been the Yankees' top priority this offseason. General manager Brian Cashman has made it clear he hopes to add two high-level pitchers to the Yankees' rotation. He secured one last week by trading for former Mariners southpaw James Paxton. Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka and CC Sabathia are all set to return to New York next season.

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In an April interview with USA Today, Corbin, who was born and raised in the Syracuse area, indicated he'd be thrilled to pitch in pinstripes.

"It would definitely be great to play there,'' Corbin said. "I grew up a Yankee fan. My whole family are Yankee fans. My mom, my dad, my grandpa, everybody. Really, every generation of my family has been Yankee fans."