​As the New York Yankees explore the possibility of signing free agent infielder ​Manny Machado to fill Didi Gregorius' role, they're also thinking about trading another infielder to make the fit a bit more permanent. 


The team is reportedly not only open to dealing 2018 A.L. Rookie of the Year runner-up Miguel Andujar, but is actively making him very available.


​​While Andujar certainly showed last season that he's a good hitter, his ​defense left much to be desired. 


The team previously showed a willingness to trade Andujar during the winter meetings, when his name popped up in trade talks with the Miami Marlins and New York Mets, as well as back in the day at the 2018 deadline. Evidently, the Yankees don't think Andujar is a capable enough defender for them to put out at third base every day.

​​Couple that with his low walk rate and OBP, and there's a lot to quibble with.


If the Yankees are able to sign Machado, it's hard to imagine Andujar would be sticking around for much longer. There will clearly be teams interested in a young player who hit .297 with 27 homers and 92 RBI in his rookie season. The Yankees could end up getting a lot back in return for a player they may not want anyway.