SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 29: Carlos Rodon #16 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Colorado Rockies in the top of the first inning at Oracle Park on September 29, 2022 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

According to Jon Heyman of the New York Post, the New York Yankees' confidence level in potentially signing superstars is low, but Carlos Rodn may provide a strong backup plan in the team's quest to improve its rotation.

According to the report, "Yankees people like Rodn, who's younger than the top two free-agent starters, and fashioned a complete 2022 All-Star season."

According to Heyman, the Yankees have been in touch with several potential trade targets.

Rodn was 13-5 with a 2.37 earned run average, 0.96 WHIP and 185 strikeouts for the Chicago White Sox in 2021, his first year with the team.

The San Francisco Giants signed him to a two-year, $44 million deal after he became one of the top free-agent arms on the market.

He finished the season with a 14-8 record, a 2.88 earned run, 1.02 WHIP, and 237 strikeouts. His performances were all career bests.

Rodn doesn't have the same level of success as Verlander or deGrom. Both Verlander and deGrom have battled injuries in their careers. Rodn is an intriguing option for a starting pitcher for the Yankees.

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He should have a lot of people interested in him.

The Yankees' top priority will be retaining Judge, with Heyman noting that the Yankees feel pretty good.