Even after adding right-handed-hitting outfielder Matt Diaz,
the New York Yankees continue to look for “right-handed punch” versus
left-handed pitchers, according to Joel Sherman of The New York Post.
Even after sign Matt Diaz to minor deal, #Yankees looking for RH punch v. LHs. Have no interest in Delmon Young, who is still fr agt (con)
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) January 2, 2013
Sherman adds that the Yankees “have no interest” in free
agent outfielder Delmon Young. Despite Young’s solid career numbers against
left-handed pitching, New York views him as a “horrible” outfielder. Beyond his
defense, the 27-year-old’s recent anti-Semitic rant makes him “untenable in
NYC,” according to Sherman.
Free agent Scott Hairston continues to be the most logical
fit for the Yankees, but his price may be increasing as several other teams are
said to be interested in the outfielder. While he’s been a career reserve for
the most part, interest in the 32-year-old has gone up following his strong
2012 campaign during which he hit .263/.299/.504 with 25 doubles and 20 home
runs for the New York Mets.
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