On Monday, general manager Sandy Alderson admitted that the club is “still undecided” about whether it will post a bid for Kang. On Tuesday, Alderson said that a bid is “unlikely.”
Chase Headley is staying with the Yankees, a sign that New York is not counting on Alex Rodriguez to play third base regularly.
The versatile 30-year-old played first base and all three outfield positions in 2014. In 146 at-bats he batted .212 with seven home runs and 23 RBIs, posting a .310 on-base percentage.
According to CBSSports.com/WFAN baseball insider Jon Heyman, the Dodgers and Brandon McCarthy have agreed to a four-year, $48 million deal.
The Yankees seem determined to not play recently reinstated and soon-to-be 40-year-old Alex Rodriguez exclusively at third base. Hence the continued interest in Headley.
Heyman reports that Kang is regarded as the top shortstop in Korea. He was remarkable at the plate in 2014 for the Nexen Heroes, posting a .364/.457/.733 slash line and belting 39 homers in just 116 games.
The Red Sox have a message for the Yankees, the American League and Major League Baseball: We’re back.
Heyman reports that the 25-year-old will have both an early opt-out clause and a no-trade provision in his contract.
According to CBSSports.com and WFAN baseball insider Jon Heyman, the Miami Marlins are prepared to give their 25-year-old slugger a “landmark” deal.
The right-handed hitter put up solid numbers in 2014, batting .293 with seven homers and 75 RBIs in 157 games. He also stole 14 bases and got on base at a .347 clip.
A day after we learned which players the Yankees reportedly won’t target in free agency, we got a better of idea of who exactly is on their radar.
Heyman reports that hitting coach Lamar Johnson and assistant hitting coach Luis Natera will not retain their roles within the organization in 2015. It’s unclear who will replace them.
According to CBSSports.com/WFAN baseball insider Jon Heyman, the general manager is getting a three-year extension from the Mets that will run through 2017.
It looks like it might be the status quo for the Yankees next season. As far as general manager Brian Cashman’s job goes, it appears the Steinbrenners will try to bring him back in 2015.
He flamed out during his first stint in New York, but Chris Young may soon get another chance.