Cross another name off the list, as Scott Hairston has signed a two-year deal with the Chicago Cubs worth $6 million, according to sources with knowledge of the negotiations. Hairston was looked at by the Yankees, Mets and Braves before his signing in the windy-city.
In what has been a stange offseason for GM Brian Cashman and the Yanks, they are still looking for that righty outfield bat to balance out a lefty-heavy trio of Brett Gardner, Curtis Granderson and Ichiro Suzuki.
The team was interested in Mike Morse, but he was traded to the Seattle Mariners. Also, it was reported that New York looked at Delmon Young, but ultimately decided not to sign him; the reigning ALCS MVP is now on the Phillies on a one-year $750,000 deal.
The Diamondbacks are said to be making a decision between trading Jason Kubel or Justin Upton. Upton would be a perfect fit for the Yanks, but their minor league system probably doesn’t have what it takes to acquire him.Granderson and his $15 million salary wo...