The New York Yankees enter Sunday's game against the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox with a 47-44 record, good for fourth in the division.
The club has struggled immensely this season and is looking to add reinforcements ahead of this month's trade deadline. According to MLB.com's Mark Feinsand, the Yankees are "checking in on outfielders everywhere" as the trade deadline approaches.
The @MLB Trade Deadline is in 12 days. Per sources, the @Yankees are checking in on outfielders everywhere, the @Dodgers are “on the starting pitcher warpath” and the @Athletics are scouring the market for relief help. Expect a lot of movement between now and July 30.— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) July 18, 2021
New York currently boasts an outfield that includes Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner, Ryan LaMarre and Tyler Wade. Clint Frazier, Aaron Hicks, Tim Locastro and Miguel Andujar are sidelined with injuries.
It's unclear who the Yankees might be targeting. However, Kris Bryant, Joey Gallo and Starling Marte could be available.
Bryant is likely to be moved this summer as the Chicago Cubs are looking to sell amid a disappointing season. The Texas Rangers could also move Gallo, who has one year of arbitration remaining before becoming an unrestricted free agent in 2023.
Marte, meanwhile, is on an expiring contract, and it's unclear if he wants to re-sign with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Yankees chairman Hal Steinbrenner said earlier this month he's not opposed to exceeding Major League Baseball's luxury-tax threshold to help his club at the trade deadline. So, it seems like nothing is off the table for New York.