Yankees Notes: Young, Cashman, Stanton

The Yankees inked Matt Diaz to a one-year, $1.2MM minor league deal just before the New Year.  Here's a look at what could be next on the list for the Bombers..

  • Even after signing Diaz, the Yankees are looking for a right-handed hitting punch versus left-handed pitchers, but they don't have interest in Delmon Young, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post (on Twitter).  The Mariners had interest in Young during the Winter Meetings but have since picked up a pair of veteran outfielders in Jason Bay and Raul Ibanez.  Late last month we learned that the Braves aren't interested either.
  • General Manager Brian Cashman is prepared to be patient as he looks to make further upgrades to the roster, writes MLB.com's Bryan Hoch.  Last year, the Yankees didn't bring Ibanez aboard until February.
  • The talk of the Yankees swinging a trade for Giancarlo Stanton was inevitable, but it's not likely for a number of reasons, writes Chad Jennings of The Journal News.  For starters, the Marlins' willingness to talk doesn't signal that they're looking to give Stanton away for chump change.  The Yankees also might not be able to afford the kind of prospect dump that such a deal would require.

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