With the Yankees trading Brian McCann to the Astros, general manager Brian Cashman said the team could be in the market to add new pieces to their lineup.
Cashman said the Yankees have already talked with the agents of free agent outfielders Yoenis Cespedes and Jose Bautista. Earlier in the offseason, Cashman noted the Yankees' primary targets would be pitchers, but he now believes the team can make a move for a hitter.
"I'm going to be open-minded to all of it," general manager Brian Cashman said, according to MLB.com's Bryan Hoch. "I'm going to be open-minded to what's available. We now will pursue bats, but we'll see if it takes us anywhere."
According to Cashman, the Yankees have also had discussions with other teams about Brett Gardner and Chase Headley.
"I've had my fair share of hits on [Gardner and Headley]," Cashman said. "They're still here and they're here for a reason, but we'll see. We have our interest in getting younger and stronger and more flexible, and improve our present and our future. If all that provides that opportunity, then I think I'll be talking to our owner and see if he'll consider it."