MLB Trade Rumors: New York Yankees Cool to Idea of Placido Polanco?


Jul 10, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins third baseman Placido Polanco (30) connects for an RBI double during the first inning against the Atlanta Braves at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Finally, some rumors surrounding the Miami Marlins are picking up steam, although the team is no closer to making a move with less than 2 hours till the trading deadline.

With the pending suspension associated with New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, the Yanks are currently scouring the third base market for a solution. They have yet to find a replacement for Rodriguez, which according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports could be good news for the Marlins as the Yanks options dwindle:

If the Yankees don’t find anything over the next hour or so, they could circle back to the Marlins to put together a deal for Placido Polanco. The Marlins third baseman owns a .259/.315/.301 slash line with a .278 wOBA in 309 plate appearances. Despite the struggles on offense, Polanco has still been about an average third baseman defensively.

The wrench for the Marlins in this, Michael Young has told the Philadelphia Phillies he would accept a trade to the New York Yankees. While Young’s .279/.345/.411 slash line is not impressive, he remains a better option than Polanco for the Yanks and any team seeking a third baseman.

The Yankees have yet to be informed about Young’s decision to waive his no trade clause to play in New York and there is speculation that the news is a ploy to get the Red Sox to show more interest in Young.

For more news and rumors surrounding the Marlins at the trade deadline, please stay tuned to Marlin Maniac. The trade deadline is fast approaching, with less than an hour and a half left.