Found February 17, 2012 on
Mike Silva's New York Baseball Digest:
I have always been a proponent of a championship team having two left-handers in the bullpen. The Yankees have largely gotten by with Boone Logan the last three years. Former Met, Pedro Feliciano, was supposed to solve that problem last year, but it’s unlikely he will ever throw a pitch as a Yankee due to shoulder problems. Brian Cashman brought in some “scrapheap options” such as Hideki Okajima, Mike O’Connor and Rule V pick, Cesar Cabral.
Former closer Mike Gonzalez is still a free agent. Should the Yankees look into offering him a minor league deal and invite to big league camp?
Joe Pawlikowski asks at River Avenue Blues if its “inevitable the Yankees sign Gonzalez?” Brian Cashman has pursued him in the past, but couldn’t work out a deal while he was in Pittsburgh, and the “no-trade” edict of Peter Angelos made it impossible to pry him from the Orioles. Gonzalez wound up going to Texas last year and struggled during his two-month stint.
I don’t think he will get a big league invi
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