The Mets aren't the only team in New York interested in Pirates' 2B Josh Harrison. The Yankees have also contacted the Pirates about trading for the utilityman, according to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Harrison, 30, hit .272/.339/.432 with a career-high 16 HR, 26 doubles, 47 RBI, and 12 stolen bases in 128 games last season for the Pirates. He was the 11th-most valuable second baseman in baseball, worth 2.6 WAR, according to FanGraphs, slotting in behind Robinson Cano and ahead of Ian Kinsler.
Defensively, he was worth 6 DRS (defensive runs saved) in 653 1/3 innings at second base last season, and worth 2 DRS in 341 2/3 innings at third base. He also saw limited time in left field and right field.
After trading Starlin Castro to the Marlins, the Yankees have a need at second base, unless they sign a third baseman and Gleyber Torres shifts to second, or Aaron Boone is content with Ronald Torreyes expanding his role.
The Yankees, of course, have been heavily linked with another Pirate, Gerrit Cole, but reportedly aren't as close to a deal as once thought.