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MLB Injury News:
The New York Yankees continue to actively pursue help at
first and third base, according to Andy Martino of The New York Daily News.
This is so obvious it's hardly worth saying, but also was told that #Yankees still actively seeking 1B and 3B help.
— Andy Martino (@MartinoNYDN) March 21, 2013
Martino terms this news “obvious,” as the Yankees have been
on the hunt for corner infielders since learning Mark Teixeira would have to
start the season on the disabled list. To make matters worse for New York, they
will also begin the year without third baseman Alex Rodriguez and outfielder
When the news of Teixeira’s injury was first released, the
Yankees were tied to several veteran corner infielders – including free agents
Scott Rolen and Derrek Lee and even former Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper
Jones. However, there were no takers, and the Yankees continue their search.
Kevin Youkilis provides the Yankees with some flexibility when
it comes to acquiring a corner infielder, as the offseason acquisition can man
both first and third base. They figure to scour the market for out-of-option
players and others at risk of not breaking camp with their current teams as
Opening Day approaches.
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