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The New York Yankees are pursuing right-handed bats before they pursue anymore lefties. They allowed Raul Ibanez and Nick Swisher to walk via free agency, but they will still need to replace their production. One player that may fit the bill is Matt Diaz.
Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News says Diaz could be a fit based on his numbers against left-handed pitching in his career.
A RH OF free-agent that may make sense for the Yankees: Matt Diaz. Career .324/.364/.498 vs LHP. He's healthy again and won't be expensive.
— Mark Feinsand (@FeinsandNYDN) December 23, 2012
Diaz played just 51 games for the Atlanta Braves in 2012, but he could be an effective platoon player for the Yankees. He did suffer a thumb injury that required season-ending surgery, so that could be a concern for New York. However, if he is healthy, Diaz would certainly help replace some of the offense New York has lost this offseason.
Diaz has played 10 seasons in the Majors. He i...
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Nick Swisher has reportedly signed a four-year deal with the Cleveland Indians worth $56 million.
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Nick Swisher has signed a four-year deal with the Cleveland Indians. Swisher, 32, will earn $56 million over the course of the contract and a vesting fifth year could push the deal to a total value of $70 million.
Swisher spent the last four seasons with the New York Yankees. A career .256/.361/.467 hitter, Swisher has hit 21 or more home runs dating back to 2005.