Although there are several remaining free agents on the market that are capable of filling the Yankees’ positional needs at first base, shortstop and in the outfield, general manager Brian Cashman could get creative once the lockout ends.

On Jan. 16, MLB Trade Rumors proposed a bit of an unorthodox scenario where the Yankees sign free agent third baseman Kris Bryant.

While third base is currently a log jam on the Yankees’ roster with both Gio Urshela and D.J. LeMahieu slated in the hot corner, and Gleyber Torres shifting back to second base, MLBTR believes New York could sign Bryant, thus moving LeMahieu over to first base and Urshela into a part-time role. The Yankees would also be more inclined to trade Luke Voit if they added Bryant.

Another reason that this scenario might work out is due to Bryant’s versatility, as he plays all three outfield positions as well. If the Yankees are comfortable having Gold Glover Joey Gallo in center field, Bryant has the ability to play either corner spot in the outfield, which would allow Urshela to start at third base.