Via GAK3, the Yankees are among the favorites to land Cuban shortstop Adeiny Hechevarria, and are battling four other teams to sign him. We heard they were heavily interested in him over the weekend, and he’s apparently been working out at the team’s complex in the Dominican. One scout compared him physically to Alfonso Soriano, which tells us that he’s rail thin and absolutely nothing about his game.
If you were Hechevarria, why would you come to the Yankees? Derek Jeter is going to re-sign after the season and isn’t going anywhere for a while, and Robbie Cano is under contract for another few years. Doesn’t really make sense, playing time wise.