The New York Yankees they were quite active in the trade market in the middle of the 2022 season in the MLBacquiring Andrew Benintendi, Harrison Bader, Frankie Montás and Lou Triviño.

But there was a deal that general manager Brian Cashman missed before the deadline in Big leaguesaccording to a report by the Seattle Times.

It is said that the Yankees would be involved in a three-way trade. In Seattle they were looking for a deal that would send lefty Marco Gonzales to the Philadelphia Phillies and they wanted to host Joey Gallo.

The rest of the transaction has not been made clear, but it was the Seattle team that stopped the move. Gallo eventually went to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for a pitching prospect.

Veteran Aaron Hicks has three years and $29.5 million left on his contract but is not expected to play for the Yankees again. At least not as a starter.

Hicks comes from another bad season with the wood that has been added to new injuries and some defensive problems. It’s possible he’ll start the season as a fourth outfielder, waiting for management to come up with a trade where they can include him.

Former Philadelphia Phillies closer Brad Lidge spoke last week on MLB Network Radio about why the Yankees should consider signing Kenley Jansen in free agency.

He reckons the 34-year-old right-hander could be the perfect late-inning insurance in New York’s bullpen, even though he’s currently the closer with the highest market value among free agents ($27.6 million over two seasons).