According to MLB Network's Jon Heyman, the Yankees' interest in a potential trade with the Brewers for LHP Josh Hader is still potent.
It would take a hefty package to land one of MLB's top relievers in Hader, but the Yankees could be the team to make it happen. And it could start with Miguel Andujar.
Heyman points out that Milwaukee isn't set at third base next season, and the 24-year-old is a very intriguing player despite coming off labrum surgery that ended his 2019 season after 12 games.
Andujar was the Rookie of the Year runner up in 2018 with a .297/.328/.527 with 27 homers and 92 RBI. His defense at third base, though, is suspect as he was wildly inconsistent with making throws across the diamond and picking balls cleanly off the dirt. He has been working to correct his issues over there.
SNY contributor John Harper proposed a trade package for Hader that included Andujar and Clint Frazier as well as a top pitching prospect like Chance Adams. Whether or not that will be enough to land Hader, who has posted a sub-2.70 ERA over the past three seasons.
The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reported earlier this month that the Yankees were "the most active pursuer" in a trade for Hader. However, he says a deal would be unlikely. Still, the Yankees remain active in trying to make their bullpen even more dominant than it already is with Aroldis Chapman, Adam Ottavino, Zack Britton and Chad Green highlighting the group.