According to multiple reports this weekend, the Yankees are not among the serious suitors for Korean right-hander Suk-Min Yoon. The Orioles and Rangers are considered the favorites to land him with the Red Sox, Giants, and Indians also showing recent interest. It will reportedly take a two-year deal worth $10M to sign him.
Yoon, 27, threw for teams at UC Irvine last week and is traveling to Arizona for more showcase events. The Yankees were connected to him earlier this winter and agent Scott Boras said he specifically planned to talk to the team about the righty at some point. Yoon had some shoulder problems last year and isn’t overpowering, so he is expected to fill a bullpen role in MLB. The Bombers need bullpen help but are apparently unwilling to add more payroll following the Masahiro Tanaka signing.