The Yankees are reportedly showing increased interest in Orioles infielder Manny Machado as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline nears, according to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal.
While New York has showed interest in Machado since last winter, the two sides are not yet close to a deal, according to Rosenthal. However, the Yankees have also been interested in reliever Zach Britton, according to Fancred Sports' Jon Heyman, and could do a package deal with him and Machado.
The 26-year-old Machado, who has a .313/.382/.560 batting line with 21 home runs and 60 RBIs, is likely to be among the biggest free agents in baseball this offseason. That is, should Machado hit the free-agent market.