Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 12/17/12
Kevin Youkilis will be the guy filling Alex Rodriguez‘s shoes in the Bronx this season, but before the Yankees inked the veteran infielder to a one-year deal, they were reportedly receiving a bunch of phone calls about the job opening. According to WFAN’s Sweeny Murti, the Yankees received plenty of inquiries from players and agents who felt they could help fill the void left by Rodriguez, who is expected to miss 4-6 months after undergoing hip surgery. Troy Glaus and Cody Ransom reportedly were among those to call. Glaus last played in the big leagues as a member of the Braves in 2010. He played primarily first base that season, although he does have experience down at the hot corner. The 36-year-old hit .240 with 16 home runs and 71 RBIs in 128 games with Atlanta, but he’s shown plenty of power over the course of his 13-year career. A four-time All-Star, Glaus hit a career-high 47 home runs as a member of the Angels in 2000, and has 320 in total. Ransom, who turns 37 in February, was actually the Yankees’ starting third baseman on Opening Day in 2009, when Rodriguez was on the shelf to begin the year. He hit .220 with 11 home runs and 42 RBIs in 90 games combined between Arizona and Milwaukee in 2012. All things considered, the Yankees probably might the right decision in signing Youkilis. Photo via Flickr/WEBN-TV

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Paul George extremely critical of Pacers following trade deadline

Chris Bosh joining TNT as analyst

Cameron Payne will have chance to shine with Bulls

Danny Ainge opens up about why Celtics didn’t make a trade before deadline

Kevin Durant wants to be NBA GM or owner after playing career

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Mavericks discussing buyout with Deron Williams

T-Wolves reportedly backed away from Ricky Rubio-Derrick Rose trade

DeMarcus Cousins calls duo with Anthony Davis ‘Fire and Ice’

Reasons why 76ers got so little for Nerlens Noel emerge

John Lynch: 49ers ‘absolutely’ need to improve at QB position

Report: Raptors trade Jared Sullinger, two future picks to Suns for P.J. Tucker

Eat, Drink, Watch: Your award-worthy weekend planning guide

Grading the NBA trade deadline on the Vince Carter scale

The 'Pete Rose instead of Kareem? Surely, you can't be serious' quiz

Streaming sports docuseries you don't want to miss

Teams that can prevent a Cavs-Warriors NBA Finals three-peat

The NFL off-season is a passer’s fancy

As NHL trade deadline nears, seven teams who could be dealing

The Aesthetic: Pushing the boundaries of the three-pointer

NBA coaches who should be fired soon

The top 10 MLB third basemen heading into spring training

Nintendo is finally, thankfully embracing sports and eSports

The 'Did the Kings just make the Pelicans into a super team?' quiz

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Eat, Drink, Watch: Your award-worthy weekend planning guide

Grading the NBA trade deadline on the Vince Carter scale

Streaming sports docuseries you don't want to miss

The 'Pete Rose instead of Kareem? Surely, you can't be serious' quiz

Teams that can prevent a Cavs-Warriors NBA Finals three-peat

The NFL off-season is a passer’s fancy

As NHL trade deadline nears, seven teams who could be dealing

QUIZ: Name every MLB pitcher who has recorded 10 or more shutouts in a single season

The top 10 MLB third basemen heading into spring training

The Aesthetic: Pushing the boundaries of the three-pointer

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker