The New York Yankees have shown interest in acquiring Manny Machado from the Baltimore Orioles.
Sources on Sunday identified the Los Angeles Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers as the most serious suitors for Machado, but the Yankees’ farm system likely is strong enough to trump any club’s offer.
The Orioles’ preference probably is to send Machado to the NL, and the team likely would ask the Yankees for a steeper package than they would accept from other clubs.
The Yankees traded for outfielder Giancarlo Stanton last offseason because they coveted his marquee talent and found the terms reasonable, not because he filled a particular hole.
The Yankees also showed interest in Machado last winter.