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Could this familiar face be returning to the Bronx?
With spring training only a few weeks away, there are still many players out there looking for work.
Some of the big names left for the DH position include Johnny Damon, Raul Ibanez, Vladamir Guerrero and Hideki Matsui.
Since trading stud prospect Jesus Montero to Seattle for young pitcher Michael Pineda, the Yankees have a vacancy in the DH position.
Currently, Eduardo Nunez or Andruw Jones are penciled in as the DH.
Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman has stated that he does not want to spend a lot of money on the DH position, as there are options in-house that could produce at the position, such as Nunez or Jorge Vazquez (32 HR, 93 RBI at AAA last season).
Therefore, any of the big four mentioned above would have to be willing to take a small paycheck, likely around $1 million or $2 million for a year, if they are to join the Yankees.
Or, the Yankees could target a DH through trade, specifically by trading one of Hughes/Burnett/Garcia, whichever does not win the last rotation spot out of spring training.