I Want it: Yankees closing deal to sign infielder in a blockbuster trade

MLB insider claims that the New York Yankees could deal for former Bronx Bomber to patch up the infield.
Before their recent troubles against the Red Sox, Orioles, Braves, Mets, and Blue Jays, the New York Yankees were regarded as one of the finest teams in Major League Baseball. However, they have lost 10 of their last 13 games and now appear to be a team in need of assistance as the MLB trade deadline approaches on July 30.

Despite no longer leading the AL East, the Yankees remain in an enviable position, but they cannot afford to slip further behind their division opponents. This could drive Yankees GM Brian Cashman to make a roster change sooner rather than later.

One possibility, according to MLB insider Jon Heyman, is re-signing former Yankees infielder Gio Urshela, who is now on a Tigers team with slim postseason hopes.

Urshela may not move the needle for most, but the Yankees need all the aid they can get after Anthony Rizzo’s injury prognosis, which has him out for almost two months. Urshela can also play third base, which he has done in 47 games for Detroit this season.
However, Urshela’s output is no longer nearly as high as it was during his three-year stay in New York from 2019 to 2021, when he posted an OPS+ of 119.

Gio Urshela stats (2024):.253/.292/.322/.614, 2 HR, 20 RBI, OPS+74.
However, if the Yankees want a short-term substitute without giving up a quality prospect, going to a player like Urshela may make sense, according to Heyman. Urshela would be a very low-cost acquisition for the Yankees, playing on a one-year deal for a fair $1.5 million salary.

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