The Yankees have budgeted about $10 million to $15 million of payroll to add depth at second base, third base and the starting rotation, according to the New York Post. This could keep the club under the luxury tax threshold of $197 million for 2018.
While the organization believes Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar, its No. 1 and No. 5 prospects, respectively, per MLBPipeline.com, are the club's long-term answers at second and third, but the team is not exactly ready to make them the full-time starters.
On the mound, No. 2 prospect Chance Adams and No. 4 prospect Justus Sheffield, among others, could soon be ready for a starting role or as bullpen arms, but experience is a priority for a young team especially 60 feet 6 inches from home.
According to the report, New York would ideally like to sign a player that can play both second and third base.
A player who would fit that role is utility infielder Eduardo Nunez, who hit .313/.341/.460 with 12 home runs and 24 steals between the Giants and Red Sox in 2017.
Other infielders reportedly on the Yankees' radar include Todd Frazier and Neil Walker.
As for pitchers, the Post report suggests Andrew Cashner, Jason Vargas and Chris Tillman as potential targets for the Yankees to insert behind Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Sonny Gray and CC Sabathia.