The New York Yankees have a surplus of outfielders. Brett Gardner is the outfielder with the most trade value but the Yankees are not in a rush to trade him even as general manager Brian Cashman acknowledges calls about the 30-year-old.
One team said to have interest in Gardner is the Cincinnati Reds who were willing to offer up second baseman Brandon Phillips in a potential deal according to CBS’ Jon Heyman.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 12, 2013
The Yankees are in the market for a second baseman but appear in no hurry to trade Garnder.
Gardner appeared in 145 games last season compiling a .273/.344/.416 line with eight hoe runs, 52 RBI, 81 runs scored and 24 stolen bases in 32 attempts.
Phillips, 32, is coming off a down season in which he hit just .261/.310/.396 with 18 home runs, 80 runs scored and five stolen bases. Still it was not all bad as he set a career high with 103 RBI, was selected to the All-Star game and won a gold glove.