It seems one-time Yankees manager Joe Girardi is interested in one of his former players, as the Phillies have emerged as suitors for free agent Didi Gregorius, it was reported by MLB Network's Jon Morosi.
Girardi managed Gregorius during the shortstop's first three seasons in New York from 2015-2017. Girardi was named the new manager of the Phillies earlier this offseason.
With the idea of bringing in Gregorius, current Phillies shortstop Jean Segura would either move to a different position or even potentially be traded if a deal were to happen.
Gregorius has played shortstop for the Yankees for the last five seasons after soon-to-be Hall of Famer Derek Jeter retired.
In his time in pinstripes, Gregorius has slashed .269/.313/.446 and has given the Yankees some clutch hits in big moments--including a grand slam in Game 2 of this year's ALDS against the Twins.
If the Yankees end up letting Gregorius walk, the Phillies could be a very interesting landing spot considering the up and coming strength of the NL East. Between the reigning World Series champion Nationals, the Braves, and Mets, the division title could be up for grabs.