Via Ken Rosenthal, the Yankees are among 5 MLB teams who are currently considered "finalists" to sign Carbonell. The only other team named is the Mariners. For those who don't know, Carbonell is a 23-year-old switch-hitting outfielder who recently defected from Cuba. In his last pro season there, he hit .278/.388/.405 in 127 PA. His ceiling as a Major Leaguer is unknown, but from what I've read I don't think he profiles as a big time power hitter like Yoenis Cespedes or Jose Abreu or as quite the all-around hitter that Yasiel Puig has quickly become.
Still, an injection of Major League-ready talent or something close to that would be helpful to the team. The crop of high-level outfield prospects hasn't done much this season and a more experienced hitter that's Carbonell's age is much more useful to the Yanks than a bunch of 16 and 17-year-olds. If they have enough good scouting information on him and are truly as interested as Rosenthal is reporting, I'd be all for signing him.