As the Yankees focus their efforts on landing free agents Gerrit Cole or Stephen Strasburg, they remain optimistic about a reunion with outfielder Brett Gardner, reports SNY’s Andy Martino.
Martino notes that the Gardner situation could potentially resolve when the Yankees’ payroll situation is clearer.
In November, Yankees GM Brian Cashman was open about the team’s desire to have Gardner back, and wouldn’t say whether he felt it would take more than a one-year deal to get it done.
“I wouldn’t compromise our efforts to re-signing a player,” Cashman said when asked about the potential length of contract Gardner could receive. “He just clearly put himself in a great position this free agent winter because of the year he’s had. We’ve known how good Gardy has been and is for a long time. … We’d love to have that continue.”