Rumor: Yankees in serious talks with Bill Hall

As the Yankees look for a backup infielder to play behind Alex Rodriguez, they are said to be in serious talks with Bill Hall, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.

Hall has experience playing second, short, third, and all three outfield positions.┬áHe isn’t a defensive wizard or anything though and has had his two worst defensive seasons over the past two years, suggesting that at 32 he might be slowing down a little bit.

He is a typical right handed hitter in that he hits lefties better than righties during his career so he doesn’t seem like a good candidate for a DH platoon with Andruw Jones.┬áLast season he was actually better against lefties, but last year was just an ugly season for him as he had a .261 OBP and .575 OPS overall. He had a .298 OBP and .638 OPS against lefties though.

Eric Chavez certainly seems like a better option than Hall at this point, but at least Hall can be counted on to stay healthy. If Chavez is just going to sit on the DL for most of the season again there is probably no point in signing him. The Yankees tried and failed to sign Hall a year ago.

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4 Responses to Rumor: Yankees in serious talks with Bill Hall

  1. NYYinATL says:

    Yankees need to trade a pitcher for a 3B that can spell ARod and hit lefties.

    Eric Chavez with a warranty would be great! lol

  2. gordybravo says:

    How's about Micheal Young of the Rangers? AJ would love to return to Red Neck country,pay half his salary and a Cervelli and it could geter done!!!

  3. john says:

    They cant get a case of beer for AJ let alone Micheal Young
    As for Bum Hall unless its a minor league deal no thanks. That turd sucks at defense and had one magical year when he hit 35 hr. Then the home run power went away. Hmmmmmmmm
    Wonder why?

  4. Tanned Tom says:

    Please no! I watched Hall play last year, and he may be 32, but he moves like he's 62. No legs, no glove and no bat. What could be the appeal? Sometimes Cashman flies right up his own asshole (Javier Vazquez, Nick Johnson) let's hope it doesn't happen here. I'd rather they bring Scott Brosius out of retirement than sign this useless player. He's Ty Wiggington without the bat.

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