New York Yankees Rumors: Brian Cashman has a ton of work to do this winter if he wants to fill some major roster holes in the Bronx.
The New York Yankees have one glaring roster hole we all know how to fill. It’s out in right field in front of the “short porch.” Only a hole because Aaron Judge has left in free agency, there’s no debating what they should do to fill this roster hole. They need to back up the Brinks truck and let Judge run off with as much as he can carry.
Right field is hardly the only spot for the Yankees to examine this offseason. The club has a couple of other roster holes to address.
Geared up to compete yet again in 2023, these are three other Yankees roster holes and how they should go about filling each.
New York Yankees rumors: Start Oswaldo Cabrera, keep an eye on Jesse Winker
Aaron Hicks is no one’s solution in left field. Staying on the field is a big enough challenge. Getting him to produce is even tougher.
Last year, Oswaldo Cabrera debuted and saw action all over the field. The switch-hitting outfielder should be a candidate to play left field for them in 2023. It’s exactly what the Yankees should do.
Left field is a position teams can punt the defense on. There will be players available at the trade deadline if Cabrera turns out to be a complete bust. Until then, the Yankees can look at other internal options just in case things don’t work out so well.
One player the team should keep an eye on is Jesse Winker. Currently a Seattle Mariners trade piece, he’s a free agent after the 2023 season. A Buffalo native who hits left-handed, he’s a lifetime .270/.374/.463 hitter. Winker would be a super fit for this roster.
Some fans may already prefer the team goes out and acquires him from the Mariners. Would they, with the absence of an answer at second base, look at Gleyber Torres as someone they’d like to acquire?