Most of the remaining free agents have signed with their respective teams at this point since the lockout ended, but there are a few players that are still out on the market.
One of those players is outfielder Brett Gardner, who is near the end of his career.
The 38-year-old veteran has been in the league since 2008 and has been part of just one organization throughout his career, that being the New York Yankees.
He was a part of the 2009 championship squad and other great teams.
But the Toronto Blue Jays appear to have interest in the veteran outfielder, viewing him as a potential free agent signing.
Blue Jays have checked in on Brett Gardner as @Joelsherman1 said. Key question: Would he consent to play somewhere other than the Bronx?
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) March 23, 2022
As previously mentioned, Gardner is near the end of his career.
His 2021 campaign was less than stellar, as he hit just .222 with 10 homers and 39 RBIs.
But he still does have some pop left in his bat, so maybe he could be the lefty bat the Blue Jays need.
For his career, Gardner has a 44.3 WAR with 139 home runs and a .256 average, so he’s put together a solid career to this point.
But the question remains whether or not the Yankees want to try and bring him back.
He’s been with no other organization in his career, and it would certainly be weird to see him in any other uniform but that of Yankee pinstripes.
As Jon Heyman notes in the tweet above, there is a question over whether Gardner would consent to playing with another organization besides New York.
If he does, then we could very well see him in Toronto this season.
It’s also possible that he won’t want to play anywhere else and that he wants to be a Yankee forever.NEXT: Yankees And Aaron Judge Far Apart On His 2022 Salary