The New York Post is reporting that the Yankees are talking regularly with the agents of free agent outfielder Reed Johnson. Johnson, who hit only .255 this past season, is a career .313 hitter versus lefties, something the Yankees are in the market for.
As currently constituted, the Yanks have lefty-swingers Brett Gardner in left field and Curtis Granderson in center. Johnson can play all three outfield positions, and has long been a strong hitter against lefties.
The Cubs are still in talks with Johnson to re-sign him, but they are also negotiating with free agent outfielder Marlon Byrd, as well as Scott Podesdnik, so Johnson is having plenty of time to explore other options.