MLB Rumors: Yankees to Sign Big Names Once MLB Returns

When the MLB lockout concludes and the league is back to normal operations, look for the New York Yankees to be extremely active on the free agent market. The Yankees are going big fish hunting and reports are starting to fly out of the Bronx that they've already requested medicals on the likes of shortstop Carlos Correa, pitchers Carlos Rodon and Yusei Kikuchi. This according to Jon Heyman of MLB network.

New York has been connected to Correa for quite some time now as they have a gaping hole up the middle of their infield and see the long-time Houston Astro as the perfect fit. The connection to Rodon and Kikcuhi however is something new that's been reported in the past few days. 

Last season Correa finished top-five in MVP voting and would give the Yankees another power bat for the top of their lineup. The 27-year-old slashed .279/.366/.485 last season with 26 HR and 92 RBI. He won the gold glove as he led the league in most defensive runs saved by any player in baseball. Make no mistake he's the type of impact player the Yankees are trying to add before next season's first pitch.

As for their rotation, New York has Gerrit Cole and Luis Severino returning to the top of their rotation and also have Domingo German, Nestor Cortes Jr and Jordan Montgomery in their mix for spots on the staff. Rodon and Kikuchi would certainly help bolster their depth. It's going to come down to interest from the free agents to complete deals because we all know money won't be an issue in contract talks.

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