Omar Infante may still be an option for the New York Yankees

Oct 16, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers second baseman Omar Infante (4) hits a ground rule double against the Boston Red Sox during the fourth inning in game four of the American League Championship Series baseball game at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Robinson Cano and the New York Yankees are still trying to meet somewhere in the middle when it comes to a long term deal.

Now while both Cano and the Yankees remain in a bit of a stalemate, the team will still be looking to build a team in hopes of reaching the playoffs after missing them last season.

The Yankees and the San Diego Padres pulled off a deal last week that sent second base prospect Dean Anna to the Yankees in exchange for a pitching prospect. Anna is a prospect who could be Major League ready within the next couple of seasons.

While Anna gets settled in the Minors, a veteran may be stepping in for or backing up Robinson Cano. According to Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York, Omar Infante could be an option for the Yankees. The 31 year old infielder could not only serve as a backup to Robinson Cano, but Derek Jeter as well.

Last season Infante fielded .980 at second base for the Detroit Tigers while hitting 10 home runs and driving in 51 RBI’s on a batting line of .318/.345/.450.

What do you think Yankees fans? Should your Bronx Bombers bring in Omar Infante as a possible replacement or backup?

Topics: New York Yankees, Omar Infante, Robinson Cano

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  • Jd

    The Yankees have Jeter, resigned Ryan, still have Nunez & Nix, although Adams was optioned, we still have him. We traded for Anna & then signed Navarro from Baltimore. Most likely Cano & the Yankees will meet in the middle, probably 6 or 7 yrs for 185-200. And we’re still discussing Infante?
    Fact is, if the Yankees lose Cano to Detroit or Texas… Bringing in Infante, while a good ball player, isn’t an answer. Backup, I guess signing 800 other guys was just for posture?
    I’m so confused with what the Yankees are doing.

    • JoeDaBeast

      No Boss will do that to the Yankees.

      • Jimmy D

        Do what?

        • JoeDaBeast

          Hal and Hank are not George. The Boss would not have let the Yankees get into this situation.

          • Jimmy D

            Ahh, I got ya. I agree. It never would have gotten to this past season. Changes would have been made a lot sooner. Especially after winning the WS in 09 & then under performing in 10. Things would have been done going into the 2011 season.

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