Yankees will 'think hard' about Beltran offers, GM says

Reuters

One day after trading left-hander Aroldis Chapman to the Chicago Cubs for a package of players, the New York Yankees are still contemplating what to do with their other productive assets.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman was asked by MLB Network Radio on Tuesday if trading outfielder Carlos Beltran was an option.

"Certainly if something makes enough sense we'll think hard about it," he explained. "Right now he's one of the reasons we have a shot."

The 39-year-old Beltran, who is a free agent at season's end, leads the Yankees in home runs (21), RBIs (62), batting average (.308), and OPS (.906), and could presumably net a nice return for the Yankees if they choose to trade him.

But Cashman plans to be cautious about deals involving the productive veteran since the Yankees are not completely out of the race for a playoff berth - they sit 4 1/2 games back of a wild-card spot.

"Beltran has been a big difference maker for us," Cashman explained. "One of the reasons we're still in this thing so we're going to be very careful."

Beltran's name has reportedly been tied to trade discussions involving his former club, the Kansas City Royals, and could also offer other AL clubs a viable option as a designated hitter.

Over the course of the year, Beltran is slashing .308/.350/.556 while earning $15 million.

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