Running / Adam Ottavino / John Axford / Josh Harrison / Los Angeles Angels / Manny Machado / Miguel Andujar / New York Yankees / Texas Rangers / Toronto Blue Jays / Yangervis Solarte

AL Notes: Yanks, Andujar, Rangers, Harrison, Solarte, Ottavino, Jays, Angels

Posted On: Jan 13, 2019   |   Posted By: MLB Trade Rumors

In the wake of the Yankees' agreement with infielder DJ LeMahieu , their talks with free agent Manny Machado “are either dormant or completely dead,” ESPN's Buster Olney writes. Although Machado would greatly improve the Yankees' infield, they haven't been willing to approach his exorbitant asking price, and there's no obvious free spot in their infield with LeMahieu and Troy Tulowitzki having come aboard this offseason. While the Yankees could trade third baseman Miguel Andujar to open up room for Machado, it seems they're more inclined to bet on the former, as Olney details. Andujar excelled at the plate in 2018, his rookie year, but had a horrific time in the field. However, Andujar has consistently demonstrated a willingness to better his defense - including this winter - and the Yankees are confident his work will yield positive results in 2019. If not, Olney posits the Yankees could make a run at Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado should he reach free agency a year from...

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