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Yankees talking Gardner-for-Castro trade with Cubs

The Yankees are dangling Brett Gardner as trade bait this offseason. An All-Star for the first time in 2015, Gardner hit .259 with a .343 OBP with 16 homers and a career-best 66 RBI and 94 runs.Rich Schultz/Getty Images

The Yankees are dangling Brett Gardner as trade bait this offseason. An All-Star for the first time in 2015, Gardner hit .259 with a .343 OBP with 16 homers and a career-best 66 RBI and 94 runs.

Brett Gardner continues to be a hot name on this year’s trade market.

The Yankees have discussed the outfielder with “many teams” according to a major-league executive, and while it’s no certainty that Gardner will be traded, the team appears willing to move him in the right scenario.

According to a second source, the Yankees and Cubs have discussed a swap involving Gardner and infielder Starlin Castro, who moved from shortstop to second base last season to make room for top prospect Addison Russell.

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Castro would fill a need for the Yankees at second base, where they currently have a platoon of Dustin Ackley and Rob Refsnyder.

Starlin Castro is coming off a down year and made the switch from shortstop to second base last season.DAVID BANKS/AP

Starlin Castro is coming off a down year and made the switch from shortstop to second base last season.

Castro, who turns 26 in March, is coming off a disappointing season after hitting .265/.296/.375 with 11 home runs and 69 RBI in 2015. A three-time All-Star, Castro is owed $ 38 million over the next four years. He signed a seven-year, $ 60 million extension with the Cubs in August 2012.

The Indians have reportedly shown interest in Gardner as well, setting up a possible deal to send a pitcher — Carlos Carrasco, perhaps — to the Bronx.

The Yankees traded for outfielder Aaron Hicks last week, adding the switch-hitter to replace Chris Young. Hicks’ presence also gives them a backup plan in left field should they decide to trade Gardner, who has three years and $ 38 million remaining on his contract.

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