After watching the Baltimore Orioles and Texas Rangers make significant moves, it is now time for the New York Yankees to add some depth to their injury-riddled team.
Reports came out yesterday that linked the Yankees to Chicago Cubs left fielder Alfonso Soriano. Soriano, who started his career in the pinstripes, may make a return to his former team.
At age 37, Soriano is due $18 million this year and next. Although the Yankees can afford Soriano, it may not be the smartest idea to invest in a .254 hitter who is at the tail-end of his career.
However, the Yankees are in desperate need of some hitting help. The club currently ranks 26th in the majors with a .243 team average.
Another potential option is another former-Yankee left fielder Raul Ibanez. At age 41, Ibanez is putting together an excellent season for the Seattle Mariners. Ibanez is batting .262 with 24 HRs and 56 RBIs.
The July 31st trade deadline is quickly approaching. If the Yankees want to add some depth to their roster, they must make a move fairly soon.