Not to mention, a new report indicated not all Yankees executives were on board with the idea of bringing Machado to The Bronx.
The team agreed to a two-year deal worth $24 million with DJ LeMahieu, a source confirmed.
Signing Machado would be about more than this year for the Yankees, who don't seem sold on the defensively-challenged Andujar at third base, and again, have a soon-to-be free agent in Gregorius.
Despite the seemingly obvious fit at second that would move star rookie Gleyber Torres to shortstop, Jack Curry of the YES Network reports that New York's plan is to have LeMahieu serve as a utility infielder.
There's been noise this week that the Yankees are less aggressively after Manny Machado than anticipated.
Harper met with the brass of the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday, but as expected, no deal was reached during that meeting.
Machado is said to be seeking somewhere in the neighborhood of $300 million, and there has been no indication that the Yankees are willing to go that high.
Late last night we learned that the Phillies added Machado's former infield coach.
In other words, the Phillies either accidentally landed a potential Machado bargaining piece or are making a not-so-subtle push to get the All-Star's attention three weeks after hosting him at Citizens Bank Park.