Yankees reportedly examine in with outfielders earlier than the deadline

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Yankees reportedly check in with outfielders before the deadline

The New York Yankees go into Sunday’s game against the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox with a 47-44 record, good for fourth place in the division.

The club are struggling immensely this season and want to add reinforcements before this month’s trading deadline. According to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com, the Yankees are “checking for outfielders everywhere” as the trading deadline approaches.

New York currently has an outfield that includes Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner, Ryan LaMarre, and Tyler Wade. Clint Frazier, Aaron Hicks, Tim Locastro and Miguel Andujar are out due to injury.

It’s unclear who the Yankees might be targeting. Kris Bryant, Joey Gallo, and Starling Marte might be available, however.

Bryant is likely to be relocated this summer as the Chicago Cubs look to sell amid a disappointing season. The Texas Rangers could also move Gallo, who has another year of arbitration before becoming an unrestricted free agent in 2023.

Meanwhile, Marte has an expiring contract and it is unclear whether he would like to re-sign with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Yankees chairman Hal Steinbrenner said earlier this month he was not against breaking the Major League Baseball luxury tax threshold to help his club close in trade. So nothing seems to be off the table for New York.