The Yankees and Athletics are reportedly discussing a trade involving 1B Yonder Alonso, according to Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports.
Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported Monday that an A's scout was present for a Yankees' Single-A Charleston game.
The Yankees need help at first base as production from the position has wavered all season. Also, 1B Greg Bird required surgery on the ankle that has been keeping out since the beginning of the season.
Eight players have started at first for the Yankees this season, including four in the last two weeks.
Alonso, who is likely to be dealt by the July 31 trade deadline, is eligible to become being a free agent after the season. He has put up a career-high 21 homers this season while posting a .268 average and 44 RBI.
The Yankees may want to expand the trade to include RHP Sonny Gray after losing RHP Michael Pineda, as he needs Tommy John Surgery. Gray is 5-4 with a 3.72 ERA in 14 games this season.