Gardner is expendable as he appears to now be without a starting spot in the Yankees lineup.

After two big outfield signings in the last week, the Yankees could trade Brett Gardner for a starting pitcher, reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.

The Yankees signed Jacoby Ellsbury to a seven-year deal worth $153 million Tuesday, then gave Carlos Beltran a three-year deal valued at $45 million on Friday. With Alfonso Soriano, Ichiro Suzuki and Vernon Wells all on the roster as well, that leaves Gardner expendable.

Gardner, 30, was the team's primary center fielder in 2013, but now appears to be on the outside looking in for a starting spot. Ellsbury will certainly take over in center field while Soriano and Beltran will likely take the corners. The Yankees do not have a fulltime DH, so there could be some shuffling that would help Gardner see playing time. Furthermore, given the age of most of the New York outfield and Ellsbury's struggles to stay healthy, Gardner could have value as a potential fill-in in case of injury. However, the Yankees may feel they can get better value out of him in a trade.