The San Francisco Giants need another outfielder.
As Henry Schulman tweets, the team is pursuing free-agent options, "but the club still feels its best route to a left fielder is a trade."
According to Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York, the New York Yankees are shopping outfielder Brett Gardner. If the Giants swing a deal for Gardner, they could put the speedy outfielder in center field and slide Angel Pagan to left.
Last year, Giants left fielders posted a .651 OPS, which was the worst in all of baseball, according to ESPN.com. For the Giants, the question is whether they have the pieces that the Yankees are looking for.
According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Yankees would likely be looking for a starting pitcher—an area the Giants would be unable to help with. Then again, with GM Brian Sabean making it clear to Schulman that he won't sign a player who received a qualifying offer, a trade seems increasingly likely.
Landing Gardner would require some creative maneuvering from Sabean, but that's exactly what he does best.