The New York Yankees have had a fairly inactive offseason,
but owner Hal Steinbrenner told Brian Costa of The Wall Street Journal that the
team isn’t done yet this winter.
“We’ve signed three or four of the biggest free agents on
the market. We’re pretty happy with that. It’s great to have Andy (Pettite)
back and (Hiroki) Kuroda and Ichiro (Suzuki). (Kevin) Youkilis I’m excited
about. I’ve always liked him as a player. We’ve got some work to do, still. We
need another bat. We’re not done yet.”
So far this offseason, the Yankees have re-signed veterans
Ichiro Suzuki, Hiroki Kuroda and Andy Pettitte. New York also signed third
baseman Kevin Youkilis to help fill the void left by the pending surgery of
Alex Rodriguez, along with potential extra outfielder Matt Diaz.
However, Steinbrenner says the Yankees are still “need
another bat.” New York has been in the market seemingly all offseason for a
right-handed-hitting outfielder. The team has recently been tied to free agent
Scott Hairston and Washington Nationals’ Mike Morse.
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