MLB Trade Rumors: Should New York Yankees Trade for Third Baseman?
About an hour ago, Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman tweeted something interesting. Looking to find a temporary replacement for incumbent third baseman Alex Rodriguez, currently recovering from knee surgery, the New York Yankees and Colorado Rockies have discussed third baseman Ty Wigginton.
This would be an interesting scenario for the Yankees. Eduardo Nunez has already proven to be a solid backup at most infield positions, though he lacks the power Yankees fans are used to. Wigginton has 13 home runs this season and is currently on pace to finish with 22. This would provide the team with an extra bat off the bench come playoff time.
More importantly, Wigginton can play multiple positions. He has seen time at first base and in the outfield this season, and has even been known to play second base.
Most important, however, is that Wigginton can be had for pennies on the dollar. Whichever team acquires him would also have him for next season, but Wigginton isn't exactly the player whose value screams top prospects.
That all being said, the Yankees should definitely try to acquire him. He is a valuable home run bat and versatile fielder, and he is used to demanding fans having started his career with the crosstown rival New York Mets.
All that Brian Cashman has to do is pull the trigger. Now, fans will lie in waiting for him to do so.
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