New York Yankees: Five infield options if they don’t sign Manny Machado

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 17: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees and the American League celebrates with Manny Machado #13 of the Baltimore Orioles and the American League after hitting a solo home run in the second inning against the National League during the 89th MLB All-Star Game, presented by Mastercard at Nationals Park on July 17, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 17: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees and the American League celebrates with Manny Machado #13 of the Baltimore Orioles and the American League after hitting a solo home run in the second inning against the National League during the 89th MLB All-Star Game, presented by Mastercard at Nationals Park on July 17, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /
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HOUSTON, TX – OCTOBER 18: Marwin Gonzalez #9 of the Houston Astros touches home plate and points to the crowd after hitting a solo home run in the seventh inning during Game 5 of the ALCS against the Boston Red Sox at Minute Maid Park on Thursday, October 18, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Loren Elliott/MLB Photos via Getty Images) /

Marwin Gonzalez

If the New York Yankees want to go the super utility, albeit probably pretty expensive free agent route, Marwin Gonzalez will be there for the taking. He is the kind of player that every major league team is looking for in baseball 2019. He’s a guy who can switch hit, play everywhere and contribute on both sides of the ball. He would be a much more expensive version of Profar, except he would only cost the Yankees money and not prospects, nor a draft pick, since he wasn’t given a qualifying offer. The fact that everyone can use him, will drive up the price tag though.

Gonzalez rated as a plus defender in the outfield and in the infield in 2018. He may not be the 900 OPS guy of 2017, but an OPS of .730, while providing plus defense and positional flexibility you sign up for that.

For the Yankees, he would probably slot into second while Gregorius is out. After that, Aaron Boone can use him all over the place, giving players rest all over the diamond and providing depth.

Like I mentioned with Profar, being that Swiss-Army Knife on a club is so important and with Gonzalez’s hitting ability, it makes it even more valuable.