5 forgotten free agents Yankees should chase (and 1 total wild card)

A roster doesn't fill out itself, and the Yankees have deep work to do.
Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays - Game Two
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Ji-Man Choi, 1B

We'll forgive you if you lost track of Choi after the Rays traded him away prior to Opening Day. Predictably, the 32-year-old had his first below-average offensive season since 2016 immediately after being ditched by the Smartest Guys in the Room.

Choi posted OPS+ marks of 141 (in a half-season), 120, 108, 114 and 113 in Tampa before falling to 68 this past season (92 with the Pirates, 8 in a doomed second half with the Padres in limited duty). He's no longer a starter in this league, but he'd be one hell of an insurance policy for a Yankees team that currently has no idea what they have at first base.

Rizzo is one of the league's best, when healthy. He remains a top-10 option when he can see the ball straight and react accordingly. Unfortunately, he's dealing with the toughest-to-predict injury of all, one that's derailed many fine careers. If the Yankees don't find a way to nab Jake Cronenworth in a Padres salary dump deal for Juan Soto, they should certainly inquire about Choi and cross their fingers he doesn't become their everyday option.

And speaking of unpredictable lefty-swinging talents...