Amid the rumors that the Diamondbacks could deal first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, the Yankees are reportedly not showing significant interest in the six-time All-Star, according to Fancred Sports' Jon Heyman.
Arizona, Heyman reported on Tuesday, has been willing to listen to offers for players like Goldschmidt and pitcher Zack Greinke, however a rival executive told Heyman he believed a trade of Goldschmidt was "remote."
The 31-year-old Goldschmidt hit .290 with 33 home runs and 83 RBIs for the Diamondbacks last season. He has hit at least .290 with an OPS of at least .899 in each of the past six seasons with three top-three MVP finishes.
ESPN's Buster Olney speculated in October that the Yankees would be a great fit for Goldschmidt given his power-hitting abilities and how he could impact an already stacked Yankees lineup, however GM Brian Cashman said the team's first baseman is already on the roster.
Cashman told NJ Advance Media on Wednesday that Luke Voit is currently the starting first baseman over Greg Bird after Voit's second half helped spark the Yankees into the playoffs.
"Obviously we had a first baseman that we acquired late in the year that played really well for us. He's currently manning that position," Cashman said of Voit, who hit .333 with 14 home runs and 33 RBIs as a Yankee in the second half. "Voit will have a chance to reclaim his spot, or reinforce that that's his spot. And Bird will have a chance to try to take it from him. We'll see."
Voit's acquisition was more of an afterthought after the Yankees also acquired J.A. Happ and Lance Lynn at the deadline, but his strong second half helped the Yankees once Bird's slump led to his benching.