As the Yankees continue to try to find a way to add a DH without raising payroll, free agent Vladimir Guerrero has reportedly made it known that he wants their DH job, according to Buster Olney of ESPN.
Of course Guerrero wants the job. So does Raul Ibanez, Johnny Damon, Hideki Matsui, and every other free agent willing to be a DH next season. It’s the only starting job on a contending team left for them.
The problem for Guerrero is that he’s not left handed, although he did hit better against righties than lefties last season. He is also incapable of playing in the field at this point in his career and the Yankees are said to want their next DH to play at least some time in the field (which explains the lack of serious interest in Matsui).
The Yankees probably aren’t doing anything on the DH front until they deal A.J. Burnett though so this is on the back-burner for now.