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Yankees rumors: New York 'will look at' David Cooper

The Yankees will take a look at first baseman David Cooper, who was recently released by the Jays.

Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE

Joel Sherman of The New York Post reports that the Yankees will take a look at first baseman David Cooper, who was recently released by the Toronto Blue Jays. He adds that the team will likely look at all left-handed first baseman that find there way onto the free agent or trade markets.

Several players have been released today, including former Detroit Tigers outfielder Brennan Boesch. At this point, it's probably safe to assume that the Yankees will look at any player that becomes available, has a pulse and a track record of manning a corner infield or outfield position.

Cooper did not report to Blue Jays' camp this spring due to a serious back injury. The team said they would be without him for longer than they initially expected, as he was sent to a back specialist in February.

Sherman reported earlier today that Cooper's injury is significant enough that it could require rehab through the entire 2013 season, and it could even potentially end his playing career. The Blue Jays seem to have some interest in re-signing him to a minor league contract, but either way he doesn't offer teams a quick fix this spring given his injury.

Cooper, 26, hit .300/.324/.464 with 11 doubles and four home runs over 145 plate appearances with the Blue Jays last season.

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