Bryan Hoch from MLB.com is reporting that New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi is hoping to add one more bat to the lineup in 2012. Girardi said that he would like to add a left handed bat, and openly mentions Johnny Damon, Raul Ibanez and Hideki Matsui.
Girardi said that the club will not tune out the possibility of a right handed bat still, and here is a direct quote from the Yankees manager.
"I think we've had a good offseason; I think Brian has done a really good job this offseason in what he's done," he said. "But I think it's important to our club that you add that other bat. The American League is going to be tough."
He said it was too early too tell which of the bats they will pick up, if any at all, but he brings up the strong offensive histories of the players he mentioned before.