Late on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Angels made a shocking decision to put several of their key players, some of which were acquired at the trade deadline, on waivers.
However, the Angels were not the only team to put a player on waivers recently.
In fact, the New York Yankees have also taken part in this wild waiver trend, as they reportedly placed outfielder Harrison Bader on the waiver wire.
The Yankees, much like the Angels, have fallen out of postseason contention and are ultimately shifting their focus to 2024.
On Twitter, Yankees beat writer Erik Boland revealed the news of Bader being placed on waivers.
Hearing from multiple sources the Yankees have put CF Harrison Bader on waivers. Will be interesting to see if a contending team in need of outfield help will put in a claim.
— Erik Boland (@eboland11) August 29, 2023
Bader was acquired at the trade deadline last year from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for left-hander Jordan Montgomery.
For much of his Yankees tenure, Bader has struggled to stay healthy.
He was one of five Cardinals to win a Gold Glove in 2021, joining Tyler O’Neill, Paul Goldschmidt, Nolan Arenado, and Tommy Edman.
The veteran outfielder made his debut in 2017.
Bader had a strong showing last October for the Yankees, as he helped guide the team to its first ALCS appearance since 2019.
He hit five home runs during the postseason last year.
Now, it will be interesting to see if a contending team takes a chance on Bader.
Several teams could use some extra bats to bolster their offenses, and Bader could be had if a team has an opening.
New York fell out of contention earlier this month.
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