Rumors: Yankees Not Expected to Pursue Michael Young

Via Buster Olney of ESPN:

The Yankees filled in the INF and so this is not a surprise at all: they are not expected to pursue Michael Young. Not on his no-trade list.

This doesn’t come as much of a surprise. It’s along the lines of what I wrote last week – Young doesn’t fit in with the Yankees so don’t expect them to go after him. This is really just confirmation of that.

It isn’t an issue of whether or not he makes the Yankees better, he would, but it’s just not realistic. Young expects to play everyday and even though he plays three positions, second, short, and third, the Yankees have guys at all three positions. Those players will need occasional days off, but not enough to get Young the at bats he expects.

On top of that is the fact that Young is 34-years-old and will earn $48 million over the next three years. Not even the Yankees will spend that on a utility player.

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