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Starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy.

By Brendan Kuty

The Yankees want Brandon McCarthy, but they’re going to have to wait.

The club has “engaged” McCarthy in contract negotiations, but the 31-year-old starting pitcher wants to see how the winter shakes out, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman.

Jon Lester, Max Scherzer and James Shields are expected to draw the highest bids on the starting pitching market this offseason.

But the Yankees reportedly aren’t interested in going after any of those three.

The Yankees traded for McCarthy in the middle of 2014, sending starting pitcher Vidal Nuno to the Diamondbacks in return.

McCarthy was terrible in Arizona, but turned things around in The Bronx, going 7-5 with a 2.89 ERA in 14 starts.