The Yankees are in need of a third baseman since Alex Rodriguez is hurt and facing a possible suspension. While the Yankees have faced injuries to Mark Teixeira, Alex Rodriguez, Curtis Granderson and Derek Jeter, they still have found a way to remain in contention. To be honest, I can't believe it and neither can many reporters throughout the league.
The Yankees, according to Jon Heyman of CBS, are looking at available third baseman in the trade market right now. He specifically mentions Phillies third baseman Michael Young and White Sox' third baseman Jeff Keppinger as potential targets.
If the Yankees were to acquire a third baseman, it would be huge for them. If they can get upgrades at their positions and get healthy, they are definitely a team to watch out for. Out of the two, Michael Young is a much better option. While it may cost more to get him, it will make them a much better team. If the Yankees front office was smart, they'd be calling the Phillies to see what it would take to get Michael Young.
While they may be getting better with a trade for one of these two guys, they also would get much older. Both Young and Keppinger are in their 30's and they're not getting any younger. It would be a wise investment for now, but it could affect them in the future. On the year, Young is hitting .289 with five home runs and 21 RBI's. Keppinger is hitting .247 with two home runs and 23 RBI's. Both would be solid additions for the Yankees if a deal for one of them did go down.
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