With an injured Didi Gregorius, the Yankees -- in addition to the Mets -- are reportedly interested in acquiring Freddy Galvis to fill a need at shortstop, but they may have some new competition.
The Pirates have a big interest in the 29-year-old switch-hitting infielder, according to George A. King II of the New York Post. Jordy Mercer, who played with Pittsburgh the last seven seasons, signed a one-year, $5.25 million deal with the Tigers on Friday.
A talent evaluator touted Galvis' versatility, telling the New York Post that he "can play short, second and third, and if you needed him he can play the outfield." The evaluator added that Galvis "has some pop" and "is a real good guy."
Galvis has played the vast majority of his career at shortstop, but has also played second, third, and a dozen games in the outfield between left field and center field.
He played in all 162 for the Padres last season, hitting .248 with 13 home runs and 62 RBI.