The Mets were set to trade Neil Walker to the Yankees on July 31, but the Yankees backed out of the deal ahead of the deadline because of medicals, sources told Anthony DiComo of MLB.com.
Recently, the Yankees have again expressed interest in trading for Mets INF Neil Walker, reports Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.
Walker, Asdrubal Cabrera, and Curtis Granderson all cleared waivers earlier this month and are eligible to be traded.
The Mets were in talks with the Yankees regarding a potential trade for Jay Bruce, but opted to instead trade Bruce to the Indians on Wednesday night.
Walker, who started at first base on Tuesday night for the first time in his career, said he feels the Mets are showcasing him for a potential trade.
"I'm sure it is," Walker said after Tuesday's game, when asked if he thinks he's being showcased for a potential trade. "For me, it's adding to things that I can do."
If the Mets keep Walker, they cannot extend a qualifying offer to him after the season since they extended one to him last offseason, which he accepted.