The Yankees have talked to the Diamondbacks about potentially trading for Jacoby Ellsbury, though the Diamondbacks weren't much interested, according to Brendan Kuty of NJ.com.
Ellsbury, 34, is owed $63 million over the final three years of his contract and the Yankees are looking to shed that if possible. Ellsbury also has a no-trade clause, though he has a home in Arizona. The Diamondbacks "weren't thrilled" with the $63 million owed to Ellsbury, Kuty reports.
The outfielder already appeared to be on the outside looking in for playing time in 2018 even before the Yankees traded for Giancarlo Stanton, which could push Ellsbury to fifth on the outfield depth chart.
NY Post's Joel Sherman had reported that the Yankees and Diamondbacks were in trade talks centering around starter LHP Patrick Corbin and middle infielder Brandon Drury.