Elvis Andrus could be trade option for New York Yankees
By David Hill
The New York Yankees were expected to land one of the top shortstops in free agency. They had listed shortstop as an area that needed to improve, with Gleyber Torres being shifted to second base to open up the position. Instead, they are now “monitoring” the top free agents, as they are leery of blocking the position for their upcoming prospects.
This means that the Yankees could be looking for a stopgap at the position, someone that would handle short for a year or two before Anthony Volpe and/or Oswald Peraza are ready. This could be an opportunity for the A’s to deal Elvis Andrus to New York.
New York Yankees could be landing spot for Elvis Andrus
Andrus would hardly be the type of upgrade that Yankees fans had been hoping for. It is also difficult to imagine that the Oakland A’s would be able to move Andrus on his own to any team. However, the Yankees are also reportedly interested in Matt Olson as they look to fill their void at first base.
It is entirely possible that, if the Yankees were to trade for Olson, that the A’s could include Andrus in that package as well. This would provide that stopgap solution that New York is searching for while keeping the position open for their prospects.
For the A’s, this would be the best case scenario. They would be able to save even more money by moving on from Andrus’ contract, even if it may somewhat lessen their return. However, considering the Yankees’ need at short, that may not be the case.
The Oakland A’s would love to be able to part with Elvis Andrus and his contract. The New York Yankees’ need at short could be the answer.