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.
Miguel Andujar literally didn’t start an elimination game in the postseason, because of his defense at third base. You can’t seriously bring up Daniel Murphy and not talk about his terrible defense. Makes no sense. #Yankees— Max Wildstein (@MaxWildstein) December 16, 2018
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.