The left handed hitting Ibanez had a .307 OBP and a .747 OPS against right handed pitching last year and had a .289 OBP and .707 OPS overall.
However, Kernan reported that Ibanez has been working with well known hitting instructor Rudy Jaramillo and thinks he has fixed something in his swing. He had a .366 OBP and .822 OPS against righties the year before so if there is something to that the Yankees may get an opportunity to buy low on a guy who may have another good year left in him.
The Yankees preference has been to trade A.J. Burnett to fill their DH spot, but with $33 million still owed to him they might be finding that impossible to do. There are still a number of DH-types available on the free agent market which means that they may be able to sign one of these guys at near major league minimum contracts, perhaps even as a non-roster invitee.
If Ibanez agrees to come to spring training as a non-roster invitee there is basically no reason not to give him a chance.