The Yankees may struggle to replace Mark Teixeira and Curtis Granderson during the month of April, but it won't be for lack of options.
The Yankees have two key players beginning the season on the DL, but there is no shortage of possible options for replacing Curtis Granderson and Mark Teixeira temporarily, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.
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For his part, Yankees GM Brian Cashman is downplaying the need for a big move, pointing out that he doesn’t want to end up with a roster space issue when Teixeira and Granderson return. Given his comments, it seems likely that
Few players remain on the free agent market at this point, but outfielder Scott Podsednik and first baseman Carlos Lee could be short term options for the Yankees, as both are likely to sign minor league deals. A few more players should become available as teams begin to make cuts.
When (or if) Alex Rodriguez returns, Kevin Youkilis, a former Gold Glove first baseman, could move across the diamond, but until then, the Yankees are facing diminished production at two key offensive positions.