The New York Yankees plan to make official the report that has them signing infielder Scott Sizemore to a minor league deal (per Ken Davidoff of the New York Post). He will join a crowded competition for playing time at second base and third base that includes Kelly Johnson and Brian Roberts.
It appears the Yankees are committed to these type of low-risk infield fliers to go along with their big signings this off-season. Ken Rosenthal reports the following on Twitter:
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 12, 2014
The fit for either of those players with the Yankees would have been interesting. Young is determined to find a starting job. That is not something he would have been likely to find in New York. Drew will have to look elsewhere as well, and this news seems to only push him one step closer to his inevitable spot on the New York Mets. This also officially eliminates the possibility of the Yankees bringing Mark Reynolds back.
With some relief from Alex Rodriguez‘s contract due to his suspension, it appears the Yankees will dedicate those resources to making a big signing (or two) for their starting rotation. They are reportedly finalists for Japanese free agent Masahiro Tanaka and have also expressed interest in Bronson Arroyo.