We’ve entered the home stretch before the trade deadline passes, and Brian Cashman has been busy today. Just a few hours ago, the Yankees traded Adam Warren to the Mariners, and they recently announced that they acquired Lance Lynn from the Twins. The Yankees could still use another bat and/or outfielder due to Aaron Judge’s wrist injury. According to Jon Heyman, New York is one of a handful of teams pursuing Cameron Maybin.
The 31-year-old outfielder has done his fair share of bouncing around the league since breaking into the majors in 2007. Now on his second stint with the Marlins, he’s slashing .249/.337/.337 with 89 wRC+. Maybin isn’t a terribly compelling option. However, he is signed to a deal worth just $3.2 million for this year, so he should be able to keep the Yankees under the luxury tax threshold.
The Yankees have been connected to a bat since Judge and Gary Sanchez went down with injuries. While fans have expressed interest in a reunion with Curtis Granderson, that seems unlikely considering he’s a left-handed batter. Jose Bautista has been rumored as an option as well, but it appears Maybin is the team’s preferred outfielder.
Do you think the Yankees should trade for Maybin, or look elsewhere for another bat?