Yankees Talking To Travis Hafner

9:21pm: The Yankees are considering Hafner as a left-handed designated hitter but no deal is imminent, a source tells David Waldstein of the New York Times.  

11:00am: The Yankees are talking to Hafner and others, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com notes (on Twitter).

10:47am: The Yankees might be close to a deal with free agent designated hitter Travis Hafner, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports (on Twitter). The Legacy Agency represents Hafner.

Hafner hit free agency after the Indians chose a $2.75MM buyout over a $13MM option earlier in the offseason. The 35-year-old hit .228/.346/.438 with 12 home runs in 263 plate appearances for Cleveland last year. Hafner, a left-handed hitter, has a career batting line of .287/.391/.534 against right-handed pitching. He also drew interest from the Indians this winter.  

Hafner has averaged only 85 games a season over the past five years due of injuries.


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