Yankees Interested In Wes Helms

The Yankees are showing interest in Marlins veteran Wes Helms, according to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro.  Helms initially signed with Florida when Joe Girardi was managing the club.

Helms' ability to fill in at third base, designated hitter, or pinch hit off of the bench is attractive to the Yanks.  The club could be keeping an eye on him as they have scouts on hand for the Marlins' weekend series at home against the Nationals.

In 124 plate appearances this season, Helms has posted a slash line of .243/.298/.391 with three homers.

If Helms, 34, does get traded, there is a strong possibility he could end up returning to the Marlins in 2011.  He is a free agent after this season and the organization is high on the veteran.


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  1. Why?

    They have Pena for a utility infielder, who has good defense wherever they need him and plus speed: The perfect utility dude.

    • they want a backup 3B who can actually hit. I’m not saying Helms can, but thats the reason why (plus, he’d probably barely cost anything).

      • The MArlins are extremely high on Helms. They want him to retire and get involved in coaching in their organization. They won’t give him away, it will take a B-C+ level prospect to attain him.

      • See, that’s the problem. Pena is giving the same production, just with more speed. Both have small sample sizes, so I figure even if Pena is worse, that extra speed makes up for it.

  2. The Yankees depth is abysmal. Wes Helms is a great clubhouse guy and future manager. He could spell A-Rod, Teixera, and DH. He would be a perfect addition.

  3. kray1000 5 years ago

    Indeed he would. It’s not easy to spell Teixeira.

  4. This guy’s a BUM.

    • hartvig 5 years ago

      He may not be an All-Star but we’re talking about a back up corner infielder & pinch hitter. Who do you think they should get to fill those roles? Evan Longoria?

  5. hartvig 5 years ago

    I had no idea that Helms was still around. Why does it seem like he played such a long time ago?

  6. I guess the yanks can’t have enough 0.240 hitters in the lineup, first the horrible decision to go with Winn and Thames both batting in the low 0.240’s during ST (and sent to AAA their best hitter in spring training), the result? Winn batted barely above 0.200 and Thames is hitting 0.220 since april.

    Below 0.260 they have
    Granderson
    Texeira
    Curtis
    Russo
    Peña
    Nick ‘i broke my nail and i’m in the DL again’ Johnson

    I think Joe Girardi thinks he’s back in the 1980’s when it was ok for a player to hit 0.260

    And now they are also interested in Helms (0.243), Tejada (0.276), Wiggington (0.252), i guess their BIG move this year will be again a mediocre player who can’t even get on base… ugh!

  7. I guess the yanks can’t have enough 0.240 hitters in the lineup, first the horrible decision to go with Winn and Thames both batting in the low 0.240’s during ST (and sent to AAA their best hitter in spring training), the result? Winn batted barely above 0.200 and Thames is hitting 0.220 since april.

    Below 0.260 they have
    Granderson
    Texeira
    Curtis
    Russo
    Peña
    Nick ‘i broke my nail and i’m in the DL again’ Johnson

    I think Joe Girardi thinks he’s back in the 1980’s when it was ok for a player to hit 0.260

    And now they are also interested in Helms (0.243), Tejada (0.276), Wiggington (0.252), i guess their BIG move this year will be again a mediocre player who can’t even get on base… ugh!

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