The ability of Kevin Youkilis to play third or first will allow Brian Cashman to pursue a player at either position and he still could look for a better alternative in the outfield than Juan Rivera or Matt Diaz but don't expect them to do anything dramatic, writes Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Here's more on the Yankees and other news out of the American League East..
- There was more to the Blue Jays' Aaron Hill trade with the D'Backs than meets the eye, writes Shi Davidi of Sportsnet. Hill was struggling in Toronto and even though he hadn't asked for a change of scenery, General Manager Alex Anthopoulos felt that the second baseman was in need of one.
- Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com (on Twitter) suggests Michael Cuddyer, Justin Morneau, Carlos Pena, Greg Dobbs, Casey Kotchman, Carlos Lee, and Aubrey Huff as potential first base options for the Yankees.
- Despite the Yankees' injury woes and fairly quiet offseason, it would be foolish for anyone to count them out, writes Matt Snyder of CBSSports.com.