Olney: Yanks considered Willie Harris before the deadline

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Via Buster Olney, the Yankees considered pursuing Willie Harris before the trade deadline to fill their utility player spot. Harris can play all three outfield spots and fill in at third, but he has limited experience at short and second so he wasn’t a perfect fit. Plus Harris has been a shockingly bad hitter this season, with a .185/.284/.319 batting line (.281 wOBA) in 170 plate appearances. He did manage to post wOBA’s in the .340’s for the Nationals from 2008-2009, though.

As you can see, the market for a decent bench players is awful.

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  • Jorge

    Which brings me to my next question, which is “who in the blue hell is Willie Harris?”

    • Anthony Murillo

      Someone that is thankfully not on the Yankees

    • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

      A decent backup who’s been all over the place.

      • whozat

        Sounds like a guy who may have been a decent backup at one point, but isn’t any longer.

  • bonestock94

    Literally never heard of this guy.

  • Mister Delaware

    I would have been pretty happy about it. Down this year (SSS, 170 PA) but a solid utility guy with legit pop. Definitely wouldn’t be the low point of our 25 man and would probably be smiled upon by the fans consider how into Jerry Hairston Jr. we all were.

    • Mister Delaware

      (considering)

  • pounder

    Is Jose Guillen coming to the Bronx ?