Top 3 Infielders Most Likely To Be Traded This Summer

Teams around baseball are starting to take stock of what they'll be looking for on the trade market, and when it comes to the infield, there are a few interesting names that should be available, if the price is right. 

Amed Rosario, Cleveland Guardians

The Guards' second baseman was sniffing about for an extension near the end of spring training, especially after seeing his keystone partner Andres Gimenez land a seven-year, $106.5M extension. 

But the Guardians run a tight ship financially, and whether they can afford another long-term deal of that magnitude is in question. Besides, their farm system is chock full of middle infield talent, including their No. 6 prospect Brayan Rocchio, who's currently batting .339 at Triple-A with 18 RBIs and nine stolen bases. 

Rocchio's arrival would make Rosario available to the highest bidder come the summer. 

Gleyber Torres, New York Yankees

His name has been in the rumor mill for a while now; he was actually just about traded at the deadline last August to the Miami Marlins for Pablo Lopez, but the Fish put the kibosh on the deal at the last minutes. 

Middle infield is a position of strength for the Pinstripers, with top prospect Anthony Volpe currently acting as their leadoff man and shortstop, while another top prospect Oswald Peraza waits in the wings. Torres could be dealt for pitching or left field help. 

Gio Urshela, Los Angeles Angels

The versatile infielder could be an attractive piece come the deadline if the Angels find themselves out of the playoff picture once again come July. He'll be a free agent at the end of the season, and the Angels would have no reason to hang on to him in that scenario. He could help a number of teams either at third base or shortstop. 

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