Ken Rosenthal reports that the Yankees are now open to moving American League Rookie of the Year runner-up Miguel Andujar in a potential trade.
Moving Andujar greatly increases the Yankees’ chances of landing a frontline starting pitcher. The Indians, who have made Trevor Bauer and Corey Kluber available, have contacted the Yankees about Andujar. The Marlins would also be appealed by a player like Andujar, seeing that they did not get much in return for the bevy of trades they made last offseason.
Name to watch with #Yankees: Miguel Andújar. Rival execs tell me and @ByRobertMurray NYY open to moving him. Would make sense as #Marlins’ ask for Realmuto; MIA wants established young MLB player as headliner. Also would line up with NYY pursuit of Machado. Torres could play SS.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 11, 2018
Trading Andujar would likely make Manny Machado the Yankees’ top priority in terms of free agency. Machado would have to agree to slide back over to third base long term, and Gleyber Torres could move over to shortstop, his natural position, until Didi Gregorius comes back from Tommy John Surgery.
This report opens up a wide array of options for the Yankees in terms of the trade market. More updates will come as more information is available.