Even after the signing of free agent Matt Diaz, the New York
Yankees are probably still in the market for a right-handed bat, according to
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
Matt Diaz to #Yankees on minor-league deal, according to @feinsandnydn. Seriously doubt search for RHH OFer ends there.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 26, 2012
Diaz was signed to a minor league deal, but the Yankees
could still target more of a sure bet to fill out their roster. While they are
reportedly in the market for a right-handed bat, New York is expected to specifically
be targeting a right-handed-hitting outfielder.
At this point the Yankees’ roster includes three
left-handed-hitting outfielders in Brett Gardner, Curtis Granderson and Ichiro
Suzuki. They’d reportedly like to add a right-handed bat to the mix, but the
pickings are slim this late into the winter.
One of the best fits remaining is Scott Hairston, who has
been tied to the Yankees as well as several other teams. He hit well last
season for the New York Mets and has garnered significant interest this
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