Yankees GM Brian Cashman discussed the state of the team's payroll and trade rumors surrounding OF Brett Gardner and 3B Chase Headley prior to leaving the Winter Meetings on Thursday.
With the pending Aroldis Chapman signing, Cashman noted the Yankees are likely at their payroll limit heading in to 2017.
Meanwhile, the Yankees remain open to trading Gardner but have decided to keep Headley.
"I'm still getting hits on Gardy, but the Headley stuff, I've decided to pass on and keep Chase," Cashman told reporters.
Gardner, who hit .261 with a .351 OBP and .362 SLG while stealing 16 bases in 148 games last year, is reportedly drawing interest from the Orioles.