Yahoo! Sports | Garrett Stepien: The offseason begins with 147 players being granted free agent status due to their contracts expiring, including four Yankees: Masahiro Tanaka, James Paxton, DJ LeMahieu, and Erik Kratz. More may join them on the open market in the upcoming weeks, depending on how Brett Gardner’s, J.A. Happ’s, and and Zack Britton’s options are handled.
NBC Sports Philadelphia | Jim Salisbury: Speaking of free agent news, All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto sits among the top of this year’s class, and many expect the Yankees to have at least have some passing interest.