The Yankees have expressed interest in trading for Mets INF Neil Walker, reports Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.
Walker cleared waivers earlier this month and is eligible to be traded.
The Mets were in talks with the Yankees regarding a potential trade for Jay Bruce, but opted to instead trade Bruce to the Indians on Wednesday night.
Walker, who started at first base on Tuesday night for the first time in his career, said he feels the Mets are showcasing him for a potential trade.
"I'm sure it is," Walker said after Tuesday's game, when asked if he thinks he's being showcased for a potential trade. "For me, it's adding to things that I can do."
The 31-year-old Walker, who is eligible for free agency after the season, is hitting .250 with a .326 SLG and .422 SLG with nine HR and 34 RBI in 71 games.
If the Mets keep Walker, they cannot extend a qualifying offer to him after the season since they extended one to him last offseason, which he accepted.