With Carlos Correa off the board, having signed with the Twins early Saturday morning, Trevor Story is one of the last high-profile free agents left on the board.
According to Audacy MLB insider Jon Heyman, the Yankees have now “emerged as a possibility” to land the two-time All-Star.
Heyman reported Friday that Story had four teams pursuing him, including the Red Sox. The Yanks already have a shortstop in Isiah Kiner-Falefa, but he is able to play multiple positions, and Heyman says the ability to stay at shortstop in New York could be attractive to Story, who is reportedly willing to agree to a shorter deal with opt-outs.
That kind of deal would suit the Yanks, who are looking for more of a stopgap as they wait for hyped prospect Anthony Volpe to make his way up the minor league ranks. But Story would represent a significant upgrade to hold the position down until Volpe is ready. For New York, it would just be a matter of ponying up the dough, which it wasn’t willing to do for Correa, who signed a three-year, $103.5 million deal.
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