MLB insider names trade bait if Yankees’ Brian Cashman decides to sell before deadline

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To sell or not to sell, that is the question facing New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman.

© Andrew Mills | NJ Advance Media/Andrew Mills | NJ Advance Media New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman walks out onto the field during practice on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at Yankee Stadium as they prepare to host the Minnesota Twins in the 2019 American League Divisonal Series Friday. Andrew Mills | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

At 33-30, the Yankees sit in third place in the American League East, six games behind the first-place Tampa Bay Rays as the July 30 non-waiver trade deadline approaches.

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Cashman has three options: buy, sell or stand pat.

MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand pitched the Yankees rebuilding on the fly, much like they did in 2016 when they traded relievers Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman. So who could Cashman send packing this time around?

New York doesn’t have any expiring contracts other than Corey KluberBrett Gardner and Justin Wilson, but might Cashman try trading players with a year or two of club control remaining? … What about trading Luke Voit? (DJ) LeMahieu could move to first base, opening second base for (Gleyber) Torres and shortstop for one of the big free agents this offseason. Voit is arbitration-eligible for three more years and would seemingly have value to power-deficient clubs. Or Miguel Andújar, perhaps? He doesn’t seem to have a full-time spot on the Yankees’ roster, but with all three years of arbitration ahead of him, he could be appealing to other teams.

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