New York Yankees Rumors: Righty Relief Needed?
Feb 21, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (right) and generial manager Brian Cashman during spring training workouts at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
The David Carpenter experience wasn’t a good one. The right-handed reliever was DFA’d by the New York Yankees earlier in the week and it leaves the Yankees quite left-handed in their bullpen. In fact they only two right-handers in Dellin Betances and Esmil Rogers. That’s a little too lefty heavy so Brian Cashman may be doing some shopping for a right-handed reliever to help the corps.
Here’s what he told MLB Network Radio;
"So really, outside of Betances, there’s only one right-handed arm out there, but he’s the long man. I’ve got a number of lefties out there in Wilson, Shreve and Lindgren that all can get righties out, and at least that’s the benefit of those guys. It’s not as much of a pressing issue, but I certainly would love to get an arm that I think Carpenter is, but just not here in New York. I think Carpenter will be that for somebody else.”"
Well, Cashman is in luck. I’ve got five right-handed arms he can look at to help balance out the bullpen. Some guys are free agents, which means it’s not going to cost you a prospect. Just money. The Yankees have that. We all know this.
Other guys will be trade bait. The Yankees may have to take on some money, but if they do, maybe it won’t cost them that better prospect in comparison.
So let’s take a look at five guys the Yankees could target.