The Yankees have been linked to a handful of big name free agents like Carlos Beltran and Brian McCann in recent weeks, but there's apparently a new name on their radar. The Yankees also discussed outfielder Shin-Soo Choo at their organizational meetings over the past couple of days, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.
Multiple sources indicate that the Yanks are quite fond of Choo and his on-base ability. In his first year batting leadoff for the Reds, he had a .423 on-base percentage, second only to teammate Joey Votto in the NL. The Bombers, as we all know, are trying to get under the $189MM luxury tax threshold and they could be vying with the Rangers, Cubs, Astros, Mariners, Phillies, Mets, and the incumbent Reds.
While finding an outfielder is high on the club's list, they also need consider third base, shortstop, catcher, and their starting rotation. Of course, their No. 1 priority will be trying to work out a new deal with star second baseman Robinson Cano.