July 29, 2021

Where Gardner, Gregorius stand in Yankees return (New York Post)

It’s been four weeks since the Yankees’ season ended in Houston in Game 6 of the ALCS.

Following the loss, both Brett Gardner and Didi Gregorius expressed their desire to remain with the Yankees.

Since then, each has hit free agency, and the Yankees declined to give Gregorius a qualifying offer, which means they won’t get any draft compensation if he signs elsewhere.

Despite the pair of longtime Yankees being on the open market, general manager Brian Cashman hasn’t ruled out bringing them back to The Bronx.

Cashman spoke with their agents at the GM meetings last week in Scottsdale, Ariz., and there are still reasons to have both veteran players on the roster in 2020.

Cashman added last week that even as time goes on during the offseason, it doesn’t necessarily diminish the chances they will return.

“I can’t tell you it’s less likely or more likely,’’ Cashman said, referring specifically to Gregorius, who has been said to have drawn interest from one of his former teams, the Reds.

“[Gregorius] has been a great player for us,’’ Cashman said. “He’s a free agent now. There’s competition for his services. We’ll continue to engage and see if…

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