Never content with complete domination of the news cycle, the New York Yankees are now looking to upgrade their designated hitter slot (see: Jorge Posada retirement) after upgrading their rotation in a big way last night, signing Hiroki Kuroda and trading for Michael Pineda.
One possibility that Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is throwing out there is a potential Carlos Pena landing in New York, but Andrew Marchand of ESPN is saying that the Milwaukee Brewers or the Cleveland Indians are both more likely options:
- Twitter / @JonHeymanCBS - "so #yankees get pineda & kuroda. they arent done. calling around for a hitter. carlos pena/others in play now."
- Twitter / @AndrewMarchand - "Hearing Milwaukee or Cleveland might be more likely options for Carlos Pena than the Yanks"
Yanks upgrade rotation twice, seek hitter (Pena?) - Jon Heyman | CBS Sports
"The Yankees turned a weakness into a strength with those two big moves but now are in need of a hitter. With Montero going to Seattle, and they are calling around for offense. One player now on their radar is the power hitter Carlos Pena, but there may be others, as well."
Scott Boras On Carlos Pena, Johnny Damon - MLB Daily Dish
Carlos Pena is receiving interest from "a number of clubs" and is "going through the customary negotiations.'' Unlike last season, Boras expects Pena to receive a multi-year deal this time around in free agency.