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Ross lands in Arizona; Ibanez generating outside interest

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The top right-handed outfielder is now off the market.

Cody Ross has signed a three-year deal with the Diamondbacks, [2]and it’s reportedly worth $26 million with an option for a fourth year. [3]With that contract, the Yankees were clearly never in the market. They’ll still go hunting for a right-handed bat, but Ross was too high of a commodity.

As for a left-handed bat, the Yankees have acknowledged discussions with Raul Ibanez, and today the New York Post reports that the Mariners have “serious interest” in Raul Ibanez. [4]It was previously reported that Ibanez wants to choose a team fairly soon, and he came up through the Seattle system. Could be a fit if he’s interested in going back.

The Yankees have plenty of left-handed outfielders as it is, but the current market is so thin that Ibanez still looks like one of the better DH options out there.