Yankees: 5 under-the-radar free agents the club should consider signing
By Derek McAdam
2. Asdrubal Cabrera
If the Yankees decide that Didi Gregorius will no longer be in pinstripes, they might be looking for some more infield depth. Even though Brian Cashman has done a fantastic job of stacking the farm system with infield talent, he might take a gander at the free agent market for another utility player.
D.J. LeMahieu was signed last offseason in hopes that he would be a reliable fifth infielder that would play every day until Gregorius came back from Tommy John surgery. LeMahieu, arguably, became the MVP of the Yankees.
Cabrera could be another one of those all-important options that can play several positions in the infield. Coming off a World Series win with the Nationals, the utilityman finds himself looking for a new home. Cabrera still can play third base, second base and shortstop, the latter of which will be the most critical position of depth for New York.
Even though players like Tyler Wade and Thairo Estrada have shown potential and come as much cheaper options, signing a veteran like Cabrera makes sense.
Again, if the Yankees find themselves with the injury situations similar to what occurred in 2019, Cabrera would turn from a luxury into a necessity.