With Stephen Drew still batting under .200, although he does have 15 home runs, the New York Yankees still have problems at second base.
After the Philadelphia Phillies put Chase Utley on trade waivers, there were rumors that the Yankees may have been interested in the aging second baseman but nothing ever happened.
Now, there’s another second baseman on the market. Yesterday, it was reported that the Chicago White Sox designated Emilio Bonifacio for assignment. Bonifacio, who is 30 years old, has struggled this year, batting .167, a worse average than the Yankees’ Drew.
But knowing that Bonifacio has put up good numbers before, should the Yankees take a look at the second baseman? Last year, Bonifacio batted .259 with 24 RBIs and 26 stolen bases. Bonifacio is also a switch-hitter who can play multiple positions.
Unfortunately, the sample size for Bonifacio’s numbers at Yankees stadium is rather small and the numbers don’t look great.
In 20 at-bats at Yankee Stadium, Bonifacio has only three hits and zero RBIs or home runs.
So, while Bonifacio would give the Yankees a player to plug into different positions, his struggles behind the plate wouldn’t be an upgrade over Drew.
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