Heyman: Yankees believed to have interest in Shane Victorino

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Via Jon Heyman: The Yankees are one of seven teams “believed” to have interest in free agent outfielder Shane Victorino. I wrote a Scouting The Market piece on the Flyin’ Hawaiian last week, so check that out. Heyman says several clubs are prepared to offer Victorino a three-year contract, and if that’s true you can forget about him replacing Nick Swisher in right field. No way the Yankees will offer that.

In other hot stove news, Jeff Keppinger recently suffered a broken leg during a fall in his home according to Heyman. It’s a small crack in his right fibula near his calf, and he’s expected to be ready in plenty of time for Spring Training following surgery. The Yankees have interest in the infielder, and coincidentally enough, their attempt to acquire him from the Astros two years ago was interrupted by another injury, that one a foot problem requiring surgery.

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  • mrdbag

    This guy sucks I’d rather have Hamilton

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    • Cris Pengiucci

      Wouldn’t we all. Well, a lot of us anyway. It’s just not happening right now.

    • Slappy McWaterbug

      This guy sucks. I’d rather have Bryce Harper.


      • I am not the droids you’re looking for…

        I see all you guys are only just getting to know Mr D Bag

  • http://www.twitter.com/matt__harris Matt :: Sec110

    Agreed, Victorino 1 year only.

    As for Kepp, hope this brings his price down.

    • Cris Pengiucci

      Hope he’ll take a 1 year to rebuild his value. This wouldn’t be a bad choice.

      Also agree on Keppinger. While he should be ready for ST, maybe the injury makes him available as well.

  • Preston

    Victorino didn’t have a particularly good season a year ago, maybe he’s looking for a one year rehab deal? He’s probably a slightly better option than Ichiro, he walks more, hits for more power, and at this point is probably the better fielder/base-runner. But he’s probably not that much better.

    • Cris Pengiucci

      But I do suspect there will be a fairly significant cost difference between he and Ichiro. Given the choice, I’d take Victorino if hell agree to a reasonable contract.

      • Preston

        A one year deal would be great, and the costdifference between him and Ichiro doesn’t matter as long as Hal signs off on it. If he repeated his 2011 season we might even risk a QO and get a pick out of it.

  • vin

    Victorino would be great in a platoon role. However, I don’t see his price matching that role.

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  • Sam

    Let’s trade granderson sign victorino to play left field ichiro in right Scott Hairston as a platoon or backup corner outfielder and sign Jeff keppinger to be an everyday utility player.

  • Ted Nelson

    I think he’s probably more valuable to some other team as a CF than to the Yankees as a corner guy.

  • Grover

    Though some owner will probably pay Hamilton his market rate, I do not expect Cashman to fill right field until he is signed. As for Victorino and the other big ticket outfielders, I’d rather sign Ichiro for one year and spend the savings on the bench and a couple of pitchers to stash on the farm.