Major league clubs have to offer unsigned players contracts for the 2020 season before Monday’s 8 p.m. tender deadline. A player not offered a contract becomes a free agent.
A look at the Yankees’ 40-man roster — which doesn’t include Domingo German, who is on the restricted list and awaiting word on a likely suspension at the start of the season while being investigated for possibly violating MLB’s domestic violence policy — doesn’t provide many non-tendered possibilities.
The most obvious candidate is right-hander Chance Adams. Such a move would clear one roster spot for a free-agent signing or a trade acquisition. Of course, the Yankees could require more room if they sign multiple free agents or make several trades.
With the winter meetings opening Sunday in San Diego, the Yankees will be active in each area as the meat market will dominate the news cycle until its conclusion on Dec. 12.
Agent Scott Boras represents Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg, the top two free-agent starters, and the Yankees will be interested listeners to what the right-handers are looking for.
Cole and Strasburg have Southern California roots, so it is…