The Yankees are interested in outfielder Scott Hairston, who could be a good replacement for Andruw Jones as a powerful bat against lefties, and have had a couple of conversations with him about coming to the Bronx, according to Dan Martin of the NY Post.
Hairston, who will be 33 in May, hit .263/.299/.504 in 398 plate appearances with the Mets last year and hit .286/.317/.550 against lefties. He’s also got experience playing all three outfield spots so he might be a perfect fit to replace Jones.
There is a bit of a problem. As much as the Yankees would like to have him, they still seem unwilling to give out multi-year contracts and Hairston has gotten interest from other teams, including the Mets, as well.