The Mets traded Lucas Duda to the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday amid speculation that the Yankees were among several teams interested in acquiring him.
The Rays sent pitching prospect Drew Smith to the Mets. TYonder Alonso (A's) and Justin Bour (Marlins) are considered the top first basemen available on the trade market, according to a recent post on MLB Trade Rumors.
Despite acquiring Todd Frazier, the Yankees are still interested in the available players, MLB.com's Mark Feinsand reported last week. However, local reports indicate Bour will soon head to the disabled list after straining an oblique muscle during Monday night's game. It would be his second DL stint this season.