Yankees: 4 trade options to replace consistently injured players

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TAMPA, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 26: Gary Sanchez #24 of the New York Yankees at bat during the spring training game against the Washington Nationals at Steinbrenner Field on February 26, 2020 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

In addition to playing poorly in the field and frequently striking out, Sanchez has battled several injuries during his time with the Bombers. His value on the open market has likely declined over the last year as a result. The Yankee brass should seek to trade him for another catcher (or position player), thereby providing Sanchez new surroundings and a fresh start.

Cashman should try to trade him for either Salvador Perez (Kansas City Royals) or Willson Contreras (Chicago Cubs), with Perez as a first choice. Both teams have been attempting to rebuild and improve their clubs, and they may be willing to consider trading for Sanchez.

The Cubs have a young catching prospect, Miguel Amaya, waiting in the wings. He has great potential and might make a trade with the Cubs for Contreras easier to pull off.

Contreras is scheduled to make $6.65 million in the upcoming season, so he won’t cost the Yanks an arm and a leg. Acquiring Perez, however, will be a bit pricey. He is due $14.2 million in 2021. Perez has become a terrific catcher, and he is worth the higher salary.