Source: Yankees Looking To Alfonso Soriano

The New York Yankees have been watching Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano and might be close to acquiring him, a major league source confirmed Monday.

Tim Naehring, a top assistant to Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, has been scouting Chicago players since Friday in Colorado. Naehring, considered one of the top evaluators in the game, followed the Cubs to Arizona, where they are playing a four-game series this week.

A major league source confirmed the Yankees are looking for hitting due to the uncertain status of Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez, who are on the disabled list with injuries. Rodriguez also faces a possible suspension tied to his alleged involvement with the Biogenesis clinic.