NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 19: General manager Brian Cashman of the New York Yankees speaks during a press conference introducing Rafael Soriano (not pictured) on January 19, 2011 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. According to reports November 1, 2011, Cashman has signed a three-year deal with the Yankees to remain their General Manager. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
"I’d rather not do anything, if possible," Cashman said Monday. "I’d rather keep our prospects, keep our payroll down. That’s what I’d always like to do. But at the same time, I want to get better."
Cashman is happy with the makeup of the Yankees and says there are no glaring areas of need. New York entered today with the best record in Major League Baseball, 45-28.
Yankees starters have pitched much better of late, and though ace C.C. Sabathia was placed on the disabled list today, he’s only expected to miss two starts due to his strained groin. Yankees hitters haven’t been good with runners in scoring position, but they’ve still managed to score the sixth-most runs in the majors.
While Cashman and company feel set for the time being, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that if Brett Gardner does not continue to recover and be on track for a July return, the Yankees will seek a speedy outfielder who can play center field.
#yankees hope brett gardner is back by late july. if not, theyll seek a speedy OF who can play cf in a pinch— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) June 26, 2012