Yankee third baseman Alex Rodriguez has opted to undergo surgery to repair his torn hip labrum. Rodriguez will miss six to nine weeks, returning sometime in May. This puts a lot of pressure on Mark Teixeira to perform early on for the Yankees, as well as his replacement at third base. The Yankees have several in-house options to replace him, but may want to look elsewhere. They could give Juan Miranda an opportunity to play third. Cody Ransom is another in-house option.
If the Yankees went looking for a replacement, they could call the Twins about Brendan Harris. Harris is a valuable utility infielder who can play a decent third base. Not only that, but he could hold a decent average for a month or two. Another option is Marlins' third baseman Jorge Cantu. The Marlins shopped him early, but no move could be made.
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