Yankees Interested In Mike Moustakas As First Baseman

Will the Yankees trade for Kansas City Royals infielder Mike Moustakas

Will the Yankees trade for Kansas City Royals infielder Mike Moustakas

Financially, adding Moustakas while remaining financially flexible is very feasible for NY.

Multiple teams are interested in Moustakas as a first baseman, sources told MLB.com Thursday, and the Yankees are among the clubs that have considered trading for Moustakas and moving him across the diamond. That doesn't mean the organization is satisfied with their current roster, and the Yankees are looking to upgrade both their pitching staff and lineup before the July 31 Major League Baseball trade deadline. Other teams, such as the St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies, are interested in Moustakas but would keep him at his natural position.

One thing that makes Moustakas such a sought-after commodity is his contract.

The Yankees open their three-game series with the Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre in Toronto on Friday one game behind the Boston Red Sox in the American League East.

"The Yankees' overall priority remains acquiring a starting pitcher, but the team also has explored infield upgrades in recent weeks", Morosi reports. So, why are they going after an infielder?

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Brandon Drury is another option for NY at first base, but the combination of those three players may not be enough to keep the Yankees offense humming at full capacity as they continue to butt heads with the Red Sox, the only team now with a better win percentage (.670) than the Yankees (.667). The answer is yes. First base is truly one of the few positions they are not getting consistent production.

At 25-61, dead last in the AL Central, the Royals need to begin their rebuild now, and Moose could be the first of many veteran players dealt away for prospects, namely Danny Duffy, Ian Kennedy and perhaps even Sal Perez.

That Cashman is considering a trade for a first baseman is an indictment of Greg Bird, and his inability to lock down the job at first base. Greg Bird is hitting just.200 with five homers and nine RBI, while Neil Walker has also struggled, hitting.188 with two homers and 15 RBI.

Moustakas, who has been out of action since Monday due to back spasms has excellent power stats this season: 16 home runs, 53 RBI and a.784 OPS. Those teams, however, reportedly have interest in Moustakas as a third baseman.

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