While the New York Yankees are not close to acquiring an
outfielder at this point, the team continues to pursue a right-handed bat, with
the potential targets including Vernon Wells of the Los Angeles Angels and free
agents Scott Hairston and Jeff Baker, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
Yankees not currently close on any trade talks for an outfielder; Texas was in the same position Friday.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 22, 2012
#yankees looking for righthanded hitters. Among options are vernon wells, scott hairston and jeff baker. Plus #others
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 22, 2012
The Yankees current crop of outfielders includes three
left-handed hitters; Ichiro Suzuki, Curtis Granderson and Brett Gardner. As
such, New York is looking to add a right-hander to the mix.
None of the three potential targets Heyman mentions would be
counted on as full-time players for the Yankees. Hairston was the most
productive of the bunch last season, but any of the trio New York would acquire
would be utilized as a platoon-type player.
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