The New York Yankees continue to be in the market for a
right-handed-hitting outfielder, but they haven’t picked up their pursuit of
Arizona Diamondbacks’ Justin Upton and aren’t expected to land the young
slugger, according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.
The Yankees indeed want to add a right-handed hitter but
haven’t picked up their pursuit of Upton in the days since he was nearly dealt
to Seattle, according to major-league sources.
Morosi notes that while the Yankees have a full corps of
starting outfielders, including Brett Gardner, Curtis Granderson and Ichiro
Suzuki, New York could make room for Upton by trading Granderson, who’s set to
hit the free agent market after the 2013 season. The Yankees could flip
Granderson for prospects which they could use to acquire Upton.
However, Morosi doesn’t expect this to happen with New York
keeping a close eye on their current and future payroll. Instead, he believes
the club will end up with a reasonably-priced acquisition like free agent Scott
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