According to ESPN’s Buster Onley the New York Yankees are one of nine teams who have met with outfielder Nate Schierholtz’s agents at the Winter Meetings.
Nine teams called on Nate Schierholtz within the first 12 hours after he was non-tendered. NYY, looking for a right fielder, are in the mix.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 2, 2012
Chris Cwik of CBS Sports later tweeted that the Yankees are the actually the front-runner’s for Schierholtz.
The Yankees are the frontrunner for outfielder Nate Shierholtzcbssports.com/mlb/blog/mlb-r…— MLBRumorsCBS (@MLBRumorsCBS) December 5, 2012
Schierholtz became a free agent last week when the Philadelphia Phillies opted against tendering him for the 2013 season, which makes sense because of how much he struggled in the City of Brotherly Love.
He is a solid option as a fourth outfielder, and would play a nice complementary role off any teams bench because of his defense and base running abilities.
But what concerns me is that the Yankees wan...