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Rockies rumors: Tyler Colvin a fit for Yankees?

Is Rockies 1B/OF Tyler Colvin a potential option for the Yankees?

Christian Petersen

The New York Yankees need a corner infielder. Tyler Colvin doesn't have a clear position with the Colorado Rockies. While this might initially seem like a potential fit, Ken Davidoff of The New York Post reports that New York and Colorado "haven't clicked" in recent trade discussions.

In the wake of Mark Teixeira's injury, the Yankees are on the hunt for a corner infielder. If they acquire a first baseman, they'll be able to use Kevin Youkilis at third base. If they find someone to man the hot corner, Youk can shift to first.

At this point, it appears that anything is possible. Names such as Carlos Lee, Aubrey Huff and even in-house candidates Matt Diaz, Dan Johnson and Juan Rivera have been tossed around.

Colvin is another name that would appear to be a potential fit. While he came through the minors as an outfielder, he appeared in 31 games at first base last season. Colorado is set in the outfielder and at first base for 2013, meaning they could consider Colvin expendable at this point.

But the Rockies could also elect to retain the former top prospect, as he showed promise offensively last season. Over 452 plate appearances, the 27-year-old hit .290/.327/.531 with 27 doubles, 10 triples and 18 home runs. In four years in the majors he owns a career batting line of .247/.296/.468.

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