Rumors of a deal are swirling around today, and it’s not over yet. Having manifested in the heart of the rumor mill just this morning, the Yankees are back there considering parting with their mighty hitter Luke Voit.
YES Network reporter Jack Curry reported the news Thursday afternoon. According to him, Voit attracts the interest of several teams, with whom New York is discussing.
Currently going through his third stint of the season on the inactive roster, this time for left knee inflammation, the first baseman is expected to return to play in the coming days.
Injury has played an unfortunate role for him this year, however, as he has only been able to play in 29 of the 100 games the Yankees have played since April.
In short, the right-handed hitter is having a very ordinary year: average of .241, three home runs, 11 RBIs… there is nothing to get carried away. Again, a big part of this trouble getting off the ground is attributable to the various injuries he suffered during the season.
The 30-year-old, however, remains an interesting piece for a team that wants to add big sticks to its arsenal. In the cropped 2020 season, Voit led the entire MLB with a total of 22 long balls in 56 games. There is definitely something to do with it.
Right now the Yankees are active in the market. It is a good strategy to present Luke Sees as a potential asset to a trade, as there is a way to build around once a club has already signaled its interest.
Star shortstop Trevor Story is a target for New York City. Obtaining relief assistance is also an objective. It will be necessary to follow the file to know the outcome, which remains rather uncertain for the moment.