Via Danny Knobler: The Yankees have been asking around about right-handed hitters in the wake of Kevin Youkilis‘ back injury and subsequent trip to the DL. Considering they passed on Casper Wells three times this month, it’s safe to say they don’t think much of the suddenly well-traveled outfielder.
It’s still a little too early in the season for teams to start selling off parts, even non-contenders, so the market for a right-handed bat figures to be limited. I’m sure Alfonso Soriano could be had right now, though impending free agents like Corey Hart, Paul Konerko, Mike Morse, Mark Reynolds, and Michael Young will probably have to wait for their teams to fall out of contention before becoming available in trades. Lesser pieces like Marlon Byrd and Placido Polanco could become available sooner. Yuck.