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Faced with the need to strengthen the outfields for the 2022 MLB season, The New York Yankees have shown interest in acquiring the services of Dominican outfielder and current free agent, Starling Marte, or the young Pirates centerfield of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Bryan Reynolds.
Yankees’ interest in Starling Mars
As reported by Brendan Kuty, the Yankees have shown interest in Starling Mars coming off a bright 2021 in which he posted a .310 average with 12 homers, 55 RBIs, 89 runs scored, 47 stolen bases and an .841 OPS, after participating in 120 games between the Miami Marlins and Oakland Athletics.
It should be noted that the 33-year-old Dominican gardener, played all the matches of the campaign as centerfield and posted a .990 fielding percentage with eight assists and three errors.
This This is not the first time that the Bronx Bombers have taken an interest in Mars., since they were in talks with the Marlins on the trade dates, however, this player ended up in Oakland’s ranks.
Yankees’ interest in Bryan Reynolds
For his part, the interest in Bryan Reynolds, was reported by Jon Morosi of the MLB Network. And is that the current outfield of the Pirates comes from being one of the best of his team by leaving a batting average of .302 with 24 homers, 90 RBIs, 93 scored and an OPS of .912.
In turn, he participated in 159 games of which 137 were as a center fielder, leaving a fielding percentage of .994 with four assists and two errors.
Reynolds is one of the most coveted outfielders in MLB today and is that in addition to the New York team, the other interested parties are the Astros, Guardians (Cleveland), Marlins, Brewers and Braves.
It should be remembered that Aaron Hicks is the Yankees’ starting center fielder, so getting a proven everyday star like Mars or Reynolds would amount to a huge sea change in the team’s outfield depth chart.
Nevertheless, Hicks has battled multiple injuries in recent years, including a wrist surgery in May that ended their 2021 season after 32 games, which would mean the Bronx need to add a backup outfielder.
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