MLB Rumors: Yankees "Very Much In" On All-Star Outfielder

The New York Yankees will certainly be one of the teams to focus on at these Winter Meetings, getting underway in San Diego. Aside from trying desperately to retain their franchise icon Aaron Judge, they're also interested in adding another All-Star outfielder, according to an early report out of the meetings.

Pittsburgh Pirates beat writer Jason Mackey says he's heard in the hotel lobby from "an industry source" that the Yankees are “very much” in on Bryan Reynolds. “They’re on it.” 

Reynolds made big news this weekend, asking for a trade from the Pirates after his extension talks with the team went south. The team had apparently made him an offer that would have been the biggest contract even handed out by the organization... But that's not saying much as their top deal to this point was the $70M they awarded to then-rookie Ke'Bryan Hayes. 

The Pirates immediately responded to Reynolds' request in no uncertain terms, saying, essentially, they wouldn't be bullied into making a trade unless it was of benefit to them. 

Nevertheless, the Yankees will try to put something together for the 2021 All-Star, as they could be in need of a left fielder if free agent Andrew Benintendi flies the coop. Reynolds blasted a career-high 27 home runs this year, with an .807 OPS.

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