Yankees outfield is crowded; what to do?

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With Spring Training officially here, it is time for the positional battles to begin. The New York Yankees, although considered one of the better teams in the American League, still have a few holes to fill before Opening Day.

The Yankees are still seeking a starting second baseman and a starting third baseman. And yes, I know that it may seem as though the Yanks are ready for Miguel Andújar to take over the reigns at third; and I am sure we will see Gleyber Torres called up at some point to make some starts at second.

But with the addition of Brandon Drury, the battles tighten even more. Drury having the ability to play both second and third will be resourceful down the stretch while also limiting the playing time of both Andújar and Torres.

But why dig into the farm system? Why call up Torres, who had Tommy John Surgery halfway through last season?

Perhaps the better route would be to look at the crowded Yankee outfield. After the acquisition of Giancarlo Stanton back in December, the Yankees have six potential starting outfielders. The problem here is that only three can start each game, four if you include the DH spot.

That’ll leave the Yankees with two starting-worthy outfielders on the bench, wasting not only their abilities and development but also payroll.

And for those of you that want the young prospects to start in the majors over the “washed up” players, one of those benched outfielders would most likely be the former first-round pick, Clint Frazier.

I am proposing a positional change of some of these outfielders. Now I know what some of you are thinking but hear me out. Added depth couldn’t hurt the team, plus this wouldn’t be the first time a player would be experimenting with a new position either to play more or just to improve the team.