Yankees Want To Add Offense, Eying Josh Willingham
Yankees Looking At Adding Josh Willingham
The Yankees are looking at Twins outfielder Josh Willingham, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. The club is also eyeing several other possible additions that would bolster the lineup.
GM Brian Cashman said recently that the team sees adding offense as the first priority. Heyman explains that, while the rotation is an obvious need, the club never intended for Ichiro Suzuki to play everyday and may be looking for depth given Carlos Beltrans struggles with injury.
Willingham may hold more appeal to New York than other corner outfield bats like Marlon Byrd of the Phillies and Alex Rios of the Rangers, says Heyman, because he is cheaper now and does not come with future commitments. The latter two players, however, have not been ruled out by New York as targets
Of course, the 35-year-old Twin also figures to be available for a lesser prospect return.
For more on this story, visit Jeff Todd (MLB Trade Rumors).