3 Yankees most likely to be traded after Anthony Volpe promotion

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Anthony Volpe is your Opening Day starter at shortstop for the New York Yankees. Rejoice. The organization seemingly finally made the correct decision with one of their top prospects after years of missteps and oversight.

Keep celebrating, Yankees fans. You've earned it. But don't lose sight of the roster ripple effects Volpe's promotion might have. Remember, this wasn't exactly "supposed" to happen. Many figured Volpe would have to spend a few months at Triple-A to begin the 2023 season before getting the big-league nod.

Remember a few weeks ago when Oswald Peraza was the shoo-in to start Opening Day and that the shortstop job was his to lose? Things changed fast, and there's a chance roster moves could be on the way in the coming days/weeks.

Might the Yankees consider trading a few guys who now seem redundant with Volpe and Oswaldo Cabrera on the Opening Day roster? Has much of the conversation even changed on this front?

3 Yankees most likely to be traded after Anthony Volpe promotion

Gleyber Torres

Probably not happening but ... with Cabrera and DJ LeMahieu in tow and a decimated starting rotation, it might be in the interest of the front office to trade a top-10 second baseman for a capable/healthy pitcher, no?

Torres more than likely doesn't have a future in New York and there are plenty of other options in Cabrera, LeMahieu and even Peraza to snag reps at second base in the meantime. Do we prefer this? Not really. But the infield logjam needs to be addressed, especially since there will be a shakeup when Harrison Bader returns (meaning Cabrera will play more infield).

This isn't likely, but Torres has been mentioned in trade rumors for quite some time, and he's the most appealing asset the Yankees are apparently willing to part with at the moment. Luis Severino going down with a lat injury might influence such a move, along with the decision on Volpe.