Yankees open to Brett Gardner trade

Updated: December 9, 2013, 12:42 PM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Following their recent additions of Carlos Beltran and Jacoby Ellsbury, the New York Yankees plan to engage in trade talks involving starting outfielder Brett Gardner, sources told ESPN New York.

Although they value the speedy Gardner and still could keep him, the Yankees believe he could be used as a main trade piece to address one of their needs, which include second base, third base, the starting rotation and the bullpen.

If the Yankees keep Gardner, he would ...

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