They alleviated a portion of that problem on Friday afternoon when they designated Vernon Wells for assignment, clearing a spot on their 40-man roster in addition to cleaning up the outfield logjam.
The problem for the Yankees, if they were to consider trading him, would be getting a team to pay a portion of the $6.5 million he’s owed in 2014.
But, for now, the absence of Wells gives Suzuki a better chance at staying in pinstripes.
Considering the Yankees would essentially be forced to pay to rid themselves on the former superstar, there’s little reason to trade him – at least not at this point. If at a time the Yankees need an additional roster spot, then they could either release him or attempt to trade him but right now, paying to remove him from the roster doesn’t make much sense.