The Yankees made two big moves Friday night dealing Jesus Montero to the Mariners for Michael Pineda and then they signed Hiroki Kuroda. Now they have to replace their DH and as Jon Heyman of CBS Sports suggested, Carlos Pena could be their man.
Pena, 33, was actually in the Yankees system at one point and they have been interested in adding him in the recent past. Now it looks like they may have their chance as he is still on the market.
Pena is known for two things, having a low batting average and striking out a lot. However, he has always done well OBP-wise as he walks a lot (101 walks last year). He also does very well against right handed pitchers, putting up a .388 OBP and .892 OPS against them last season.
If they do sign Pena, expect to see Andruw Jones start at DH every time the Yankees face a lefty. Pena had just a .260 OBP and .594 OPS against lefties while Jones had a .384 OBP and a .923 OPS against southpaws.