Found March 12, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
The New York Yankees have turned to the free agent market in their search for a corner infielder to help replace injured regulars Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira. The team has reached out to free agent first baseman Derrek Lee and third baseman Scott Rolen, while it’s even contacted the agent of former Atlanta Braves All-Star Chipper Jones. General manager Brian Cashman told reporters, including Jack Curry of The Yes Network, that he views Lee as a “Yankee type” because of his approach and makeup. It’s not clear if Lee has interest in joining New York, as the veteran hasn’t played in the majors since 2011. Cashman has also investigated former Cincinnati Reds third baseman Scott Rolen as an option, according to Curry. Rolen has already turned down $4 million offers from the Reds and Los Angeles Dodgers this offseason, and he reportedly wants guaranteed money and playing time in order to return for the 2013 campaign. New York was apparently serious in their interest in Chipper Jones, who announced his retirement following the 2012 season. While the third baseman was flattered, he also got a “good chuckle” out of the news of the Yankees’ interest, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.mlbinjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })(); Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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