The Yankees and Mariners have discussed Brett Gardner

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Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Yankees have discussed Brett Gardner with the Mariners.

Sherman says that new M’s GM Jerry Dipoto has coveted Gardner for some time and that the Yankees would like to add starting pitching. Sherman says that James Paxton could be someone the Mariners would be willing to discuss.

Gardner hit .259/.343/.399 with 16 homers and 20 stolen bases in 2015. Paxton started 13 games at the big league level for Seattle, posting a 3.90 ERA and a K/BB ratio of 56/29 in 67 innings.