CINCINNATI -- The New York Yankees have inquired about the availability of Cincinnati Reds Gold Glove second baseman Brandon Phillips, according to CBS Sports.
Baseball insider John Heyman reported the inquiry.
Phillips could be a perfect fit for the Yankees, as the Bronx Bombers' All Star 2B Robinson Cano is testing the waters of free agency, and could sign elsewhere after he sought a huge paycheck from New York.
Even if Phillips' asking cost for a trade is high from the Reds, it won't compare with Cano's $300 million request.
Phillips is by no means an easy sell to be rid of, after hitting 100 RBIs, making the All Star team and single-battedly propelling the Reds' offense through several parts of the 2013 season, but several off-the-field incidents have led upper management to reconsider if he's the best fit for a team that needs an attitude overhaul.
Phillips still has $50 million and four years left on his contract extension signed in April 2012, negotiations on which he he has been outspoken on how rocky they were.
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