Yankees rumors: New York still seeking RHH outfielder

The New York Yankees haven’t finished shopping this winter, as general manager Brian Cashman told Jim Bowden of ESPN that he’s still seeking a right-handed-hitting outfielder.

The Yankees have added veterans Juan Rivera and Matt Diaz as potential right-handed-hitting outfielders, but it appears the team is set on acquiring a stronger option.

New York’s starting outfield consists of three left-handers; Curtis Granderson, Brett Gardner and Ichiro Suzuki. For this reason they want to add a capable batter from the right side of the plate to their bench.

Remaining options are limited, as the Yankees have already signed Rivera and recently parted ties with Russ Canzler, who is viewed as one of the best right-handed-hitting reserve options remaining on the market.

Of the remaining free agent outfielders, Bobby Abreu, Johnny Damon, Scott Podsednik, Michael Bourn and Grady Sizemore are all left-handed-hitters. Carlos Lee is a free agent that hits from the right side of the plate, but he didn’t man the outfield at all last season.

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2 Responses to Yankees rumors: New York still seeking RHH outfielder

  1. Alfonso Soriano -- the Cubs may be willing to pay some his his salary just to get rid of him.

  2. Good call, didn't think of Soriano!


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