The slow-to-develop outfield market began to move this week when Rick Ankiel signed with Kansas City. Now the Yankees might be ready to move forward before the other outfield options come off the board.
Jon Heyman says the Yankees have given Johnny Damon a deadline — a matter of days — to accept a low offer before they move on to other options.
Heyman lists five alternatives: Reed Johnson, Jermaine Dye, Xavier Nady, Randy Winn and (curiously) Jim Edmonds. Just my opinion, but Edmonds doesn’t seem to fit the profile. The Yankees might very well be interested in him as non-roster invitee, but it’s hard to imagine the Yankees going into spring training with Edmonds as their fourth outfielder. He’s not right-handed and he hasn’t played in a year.