clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Yankees pursuing Reed Johnson?

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.