(Knee me up, Scotty! Nailed it. Courtesy of the AP)
Truth be told, I'm scared to death about the projected starting infield this year. 75% of it consists of mid-30s and older guys who have struggled with injuries over the last 1-4 years, and 2 of those players played a combined 32 games in 2013. The one healthy starter is stepping into a full-time role at a position he's only played 18 games at in his career, so yeah, things aren't exactly on solid ground with respect to anticipated infield production.
That being the case, the Yankees are going to need a solid infield bench behind this group and the utility infield role will be the most important role of the bunch. Shortstop is already locked down with Brendan Ryan. What the Yankees really need is a guy who can be a reliable backup to Brian Roberts at second and Kelly Johnson at third, and maybe have the ability to throw a first baseman's glove on in a pinch. Out of all the candidates for the job, there are 3 who stand out as the real competitors. I expect they'll all get a long look at each and every infield position at some point this spring to determine who is the best option.