As everyone continues to wait for decision in Alex Rodriguez‘s appeal case, the Yankees are thinking ahead in case A-Rod is out for an extended amount of time.
If the Yankees re-acquire Reynolds, Reynolds could form a powerful platoon with Kelly Johnson although there wouldn’t be much defense between the two. If the Yankees acquire Young, he would be a better defensive third basemen but there won’t be much pop in his bat; he hit 8 HR’s with 46 RBI’s in 147 games in 2013.
The Yankees most likely won’t make a move concerning third base once they hear the decision on A-Rod’s case, and they might wait until the Masahiro Tanaka Sweepstakes are over. But it never hurts to be prepared if A-Rod ends up missing a significant amount of time.