It’s also unclear if they’re totally comfortable with their current set-up.
They plan to call up infielder Thairo Estrada from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre for Thursday afternoon’s game in Baltimore.
But what if Estrada, who has hardly played at Triple-A and never in the majors, is just a stopgap to general manager Brian Cashman? What if he wants to bring in outside help?
Here are four options:
Team: Blue Jays
Why: Toronto is selling already. They already sent center fielder Kevin Pillar to the Giants for minor leaguers. They have Galvis on a one-year, $5-million deal, which is plenty affordable if the Yankees want to go big. Galvis is a very good defender and the Yankees considered signing him before they went for Tulowitzki.
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Why: He’s just sitting there at Triple-A for the Mets. Hechavarria was with the Yankees late last year and in the playoffs as a defensive replacement for third baseman Miguel Andujar. He’s also a great defender. Boone liked to call him “Hech” or “Hechie.”
Why: Because everybody on the Yankees loved Torreyes, or “Toe,” as he was known in the Bronx before they traded him to the Cubs, who then cut him. Minnesota scooped him up. Torreyes plays all three infield spots and can handle left field, though he doesn’t hit much. Who wouldn’t want a second showing of the “Toe-Night Show?”
Why: Random, right? Not totally. Solano was with the Yankees in 2017 and saw some big-league time. He’s played 370 major-league games and could handle second base and third base. He didn’t play in the majors in 2018, though he hit .381 with a .783 OPS in 81 Triple-A games for the Dodgers. Just thinking outside the box and on the cheap here.