Several contending teams around the league will be looking to add a corner infielder by the trade deadline. The problem is that it doesn't appear as if the market will be flush with options.
The New York Yankees, who are without corner infield tandem Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis after both recently reaggravated injuries, could be looking for help. The cast of journeymen who have played so far above their heads for the first couple of months have all seen their production dwindle while the Yankees have dropped to four games out in the American League East.
With Youkilis out a minimum of eight weeks after back surgery and Teixeira possibly requiring season-ending wrist surgery, the combination of Lyle Overbay, David Adams and Jayson Nix at two spots in the lineup that should be providing some firepower makes it hard to believe the Yankees will stand pat.
Here are the top 10 corner infielders who could make sense for the Yankees or any other team looking for an upgrade at first or third base.