(I wouldn't get your hopes up for this guy. Courtesy of the AP)
The natural progression from the Ichiro Suzuki signing being made official is to nail down the now much-needed righty 4th outfielder. For the first time in years, the Yankee outfield is a trio of left-handed hitters, all of whom are less than world beaters against their fellow southpaw slingers. Brett Gardner has a .256/.362/.335 slash line against lefties in just a hair under 400 career PA, Curtis Granderson took a step backward in 2012 with a .218/.304/.458 line and a ghastly 32.0% K rate, and Ichiro, despite his shiny numbers in pinstripes, was still just a .284/.291/.358 hitter vs. lefties this past season.
Andruw Jones is moving on to Japan to become a real-life Mr. Baseball, and the budget doesn't provide Cash the means to go out and sign a bigger name like Cody Ross or say, Nick Swisher, so once again the Yankees will be down in the rough digging for another diamond. The need is clearly there, but with the major portion of the offseason already passed, the supply of viable righty OF bat options is dangerously thin.