The New York Yankees find themselves with a lack of depth at first and third base so Brian Cashman is leaving no stone unturned. Cashman’s latest targets include Chipper Jones and Derrek Lee.
Cashman spoke to reporters on Monday and told them that he had been in contact with Lee but was not optimistic that a deal would get done. Lee did not play in 2012 after splitting the 2011 season between Pittsburgh and Baltimore.
While Cashman said he did not have a working number for Jones’ agent he encouraged the media to let him him know that he wanted him in pinstripes.
“Get it out there,” Cashman said. “I would sign him in a heartbeat. He can play third base, first base, D.H. He would be perfect.”
In addition to trying to lure retired players to New York, Cashman also contacted the agents of Scott Rolen. Rolen is unsigned by Cashman does not believe he is a fit for the Yankees as Rolen wants guaranteed money and playing time.
Internally, the Yankees are looking at Juan Rivera at first base and Ronnier Mustelier at third, which would shift Kevin Youkilis to first base.