The Yankees may have an opportunity to rid themselves of Jacoby Ellsbury.
Per ESPN's Buster Olney, the San Francisco Giants are looking for outfield help and have discussed Ellsbury as a potential option by acquiring him through a bad contract swap.
Whether or not they have discussed details with the Yankees is unconfirmed, but regardless of how the Giants may present a deal, the money would have to even out.
One possibility, Olney speculates, is swapping starting pitcher Johnny Cueto for Ellsbury.
Cueto is owed $68 million but is recovering from Tommy John surgery. Ellsbury is owed $48 million but the Yankees could recoup insurance in 2019 on Cueto.
Ellsbury, 35, did not play last season due to an assortment of injuries, which included season-ending hip srugery.
He signed a seven-year, $153 million with the Yankees before the 2014 season but finds himself in a crowded Yankees outfield consisting of Aaron Judge, Aaron Hicks, Giancarlo Stanton, Brett Gardner and Clint Frazier.
Cueto, 32, signed a six-year, $130 million deal with the Giants before the 2016 season but has made just 34 starts over the past two years and underwent Tommy John surgery in August.
The right-hander would not be available until late 2019 at the earliest.