CLEVELAND — One day after a person with knowledge of the Manny Machado situation told The Post the Yankees aren’t interested in dealing any of their high-end prospects, another voice chimed in Sunday saying the Yankees have offered players from their top-10 prospect list.
As of Saturday, the Orioles and Phillies intensified talks centered around Machado moving from Baltimore to Philadelphia to bolster the Phillies’ chances of winning the NL East.
Phillies names being discussed are outfielder Jhailyn Ortiz (19), right-handed pitcher Franklyn Kilome (23), right-handed pitcher Adonis Medina (21) and shortstop Arquimedes Gamboa (20).
That the Yankees have offered talent from a very deep system likely keeps them in play for Machado, despite his desire to remain at shortstop, where the Yankees have Didi Gregorius.
Speculation that Machado was being dealt on Sunday surfaced when he was pulled from Baltimore’s game against the Rangers in the fifth inning. He left after a 26-minute rain delay left the Camden Yards field being in poor condition. With the Orioles holding the sport’s biggest trade chip and the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline approaching, the O’s likely didn’t want to take a chance on Machado suffering an injury.
While adding Machado to the Yankees would strengthen an already deep lineup that will get Gary Sanchez and Gleyber Torres back from the DL after the All-Star break, the Yankees’ top priority is upgrading their starting rotation, which is headed by bona fide ace Luis Severino and veteran lefty CC Sabathia.
The Tigers are listening on right-hander Michael Fulmer and the Jays will deal lefty J.A. Happ, who hasn’t pitched well in his last three starts.