Yankees rumors: Actively seeking corner infielders

Stephen Dunn

The New York Yankees are still actively seeking help at first and third base.

The New York Yankees are still actively seeking help at first and third base, according to Andy Martino of The New York Daily News.

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports confirms the report, saying that the Yankees "figure to add another corner infielder before the end of spring training." He recently reported that New York is asking around about everyone.

The Yankees find themselves in need of a corner infielder as regular third baseman Alex Rodriguez and first baseman Mark Teixeira are set to start the regular season on the disabled list. Beyond A-Rod and Teixeira, New York will also be without outfielder Curtis Granderson on Opening Day.

When the extent of Teixeira's injury was initially announced, the Yankees were tied to veteran corner infielders -- including free agents Scott Rolen and Derrek Lee and even former Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones. However, New York couldn't find a taker among the experienced corner infielders.

At this point, the pickings are slim for the Yankees. As the start of the regular season approaches, out-of-option players and others that aren't expected to break camp with their current teams figure to come available. Offseason acquisition Kevin Youkilis provides New York with some flexibility when it comes to acquiring a first or third baseman, since he has the ability to man both positions.

Mlbdd-news-insert_medium

More from MLBDD:

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MLB Daily Dish

You must be a member of MLB Daily Dish to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MLB Daily Dish. You should read them.

Join MLB Daily Dish

You must be a member of MLB Daily Dish to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MLB Daily Dish. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker