Via Jon Heyman:
Yankees people do like Moustakas, and they could surely see big production with their short porch in right field (Moustakas set a Royals record with 38 home runs playing home games in pitcher-friendly Kauffman Stadium), but they do seem to be spending more time on rotation help, at least at the moment. Speaking about the seemingly small Moustakas chances, one Yankees-connected person said, “It has nothing to do with the player, it’s the money.”
If they can work it out, the Yankees would be interested in a short-term deal. Everything points to the Yankees wanting to do only short-term deals with a third baseman; they are staying below the threshold for a presumed run at superstar shortstop/third baseman Manny Machado, a star of next year’s mega free agent market.
The Yankees still have about $22 million left to spend this offseason. Even if Mike Moustakas settles on a one-year deal $22 million might not be enough to get it done, or would leave them with no space to add players throughout the season.
If they did manage to make it work, a deal wouldn’t necessarily have to block Miguel Andujar because the Yankees don’t have a set DH so even without injuries they could get him in 50-80 games with no problem.