The Yankees continue to look for infield help, Brian Cashman confirmed to Chad Jennings. “It’s an area that I will focus on, but whether anything materializes from that area (is impossible to say),” said the GM. “What’s the availability in terms of what’s in the marketplace, both free agent and trade? Does any of that make sense with the cost associated with it, whether it’s your assets as a player or a dollar amount?”
Cashman also acknowledged that he’s “talked to (other teams about trades) on several occasions,” though he hasn’t checked in with Eric Chavez very often this offseason. It’s unclear if Chavez even wants to play another year. We know the Yankees are seeking an upgrade over Jayson Nix, but the free agent market really doesn’t have much to offer since players like Marco Scutaro, Jeff Keppinger, and Stephen Drew figure to get starting jobs elsewhere. If Cashman does find an upgrade over Nix, it’ll almost certainly come via trade.