However, Heyman writes that the Orioles would prefer their division rival cover some of Gardner's salary in any potential deal.
The 33-year-old outfielder will earn $12 million in 2017 and $11 million in 2018. His contract includes a $12.5 million club option in 2019 with a $2 million buyout attached.
Yankees GM Brian Cashman told reporters at the winter meetings that he "wouldn't be afraid to deal Brett Gardner within the AL East," per MLB.com's Bryan Hoch, who also reported that Baltimore manager Buck Showalter expressed doubts about Cashman's stance.
Gardner slashed .261/.351/.362 with seven home runs, 41 RBIs, 16 stolen bases and 80 runs scored last season.
-- Nick Ostiller