5 trade targets the New York Yankees should obviously pursue this summer

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Max Kepler

Kepler plays right field, but there's a certain player named Aaron Judge who will be holding down that position this year and for the next decade. However, fortunately for Yankees fans, there's another outfielder named Aaron, who this team would love to move on from.

Aaron Hicks is not a fan-favorite and the team and fans would love to find an upgrade. Max Kepler could be that player as the lefty slugger would really benefit from playing in Yankee Stadium every night.

He had a breakthrough season with 36 home runs and 90 RBI in 2019, and although he hasn't quite found that same form over the past few years, there's no doubt the potential remains. At 6-foot-4, 225 pounds, he's a powerful player who could benefit from a stacked Yankees lineup around him.

Kepler has a club option for the 2024 season, so the Minnesota Twins could control him for another two years, but they may be more inclined to trade him now to get as much value as possible. They seem hopeful with the additions of Joey Gallo and Michael Taylor in the offseason. There's also Trevor Larnach, who's angling for more playing time. After two disappointing seasons, you could be buying low on Kepler right now, as it wouldn't be shocking to see him have another bounce-back year this season (unless the Twins will hold their ground and sell high after his performance in Spring Training).