The New York Yankees’ shortstop situation is one of the biggest areas they need to address this MLB offseason. Whether the Yankees want to address the position through free agency or a trade, the bottom line is, they need to go into the 2022 season with a better plan at short. Even in the midst of the MLB lockout, rumors are swirling involving this surprising All-Star trade target as a solution to the Yankees’ shortstop problem.
There are still various paths the Yankees’ search for shortstop help could take, and the organization has at least given some thought to a potential out-of-the-box solution. In an appearance on the Michael Kay Show this week, Buster Olney of ESPN said the Yankees “have talked a little bit…internally” about the possibility of acquiring A’s third baseman Matt Chapman with an eye towards moving him to shortstop.