The Yankees are interested in trading for Rangers INF/OF Jurickson Profar, reports Joel Sherman of the NY Post, who says the team is trying to make "a trade or two" before Monday's 40-man roster freeze in advance of the Rule 5 Draft.
Sherman notes that the Yankees would be willing to deal multiple players from the 40-man roster in order to get a high-upside player such as Profar, with the Rangers interested in pitching in return.
Profar, 24, was rated as the top prospect in baseball in 2013, but his career has since been derailed since by injuries and ineffectiveness.
He made his major league debut in 2012 and had some success in 2013 before missing the entire 2014 season while dealing with a shoulder injury. He then had shoulder surgery in February of 2015 and missed the entire following season.
Profar hit .239/.321/.338 with five HR in 90 games in 2016, and hit .172/.294/.207 with no HR in 22 games in 2017.
The Yankees have Didi Gregorius at shortstop and Starlin Castro at second base, with top infield prospect Gleyber Torres recovering from Tommy John surgery and expected to challenge for a roster spot in 2018.