The Yankees hope Didi Gregorius will be back from his shoulder injury in May and hope someone who is in camp now can hold the fort until then.

But hope isn’t all the Yankees are banking on. According to a source, the Yankees are open to trading for a “short-term” answer at short.

Potentially available shortstops include Jose Iglesias of the Tigers, Zack Cozart of the Reds and Nick Ahmed of the Diamondbacks, according to a report on But with the Yankees’ many shortstop prospects and the hope that Gregorius will heal, it’s unlikely they’d want to bring in anyone who is signed past this season.

Prospect Tyler Wade started at shortstop Wednesday and went 0-for-3 in the Yankees’ 7-3 victory over the Phillies at Spectrum Field. Wade, who never has played above Double-A, is batting .361.

The other internal candidates are utilityman Ronald Torreyes, Ruben Tejada, Pete Kozma and Starlin Castro, who would slide over and create an opening at second base. Opening Day is April 2.