Yankees reportedly not interested in Paul Goldschmidt

By Vincent Frank
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It’s looking more and more like the New York Yankees’ central focus this winter will be upgrading their rotation. They’ve already been linked to multiple front-end starters, both in free agency and on the trade market.

Reports indicate that the Yankees want to add two more starting pitchers even after they re-signed veteran CC Sabathia.

If that is indeed the case, New York’s situation at first base will likely remain unresolved heading into spring training.

According to Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports, the Yankees are not showing interest in Arizona Diamondbacks six-time All-Star Paul Goldschmidt.

Potentially set to be dealt this winter, Goldschmidt would be a valuable add for any contending team. The 31-year-old hit .290 with 33 homers, 83 RBI and a stellar .389 on-base percentage last season. He’s also a three-time Gold Glove winner.

While the Yankees might not have interest, one of their chief AL rivals could make a ton of sense for the first baseman.

If New York doesn’t go out there and add a veteran bat at first, Luke Voit would likely get the first look. He hit .333 with 14 homers and 33 RBI in limited playing time for the Yankees after being acquired from St. Louis in July.