Even though the Yankees added Matt Holliday to the lineup, they’re not exactly done in adding an additional bat.
However, the Yankees are wary because the contract price for Valbuena was considered “too high”.
Many are saying Valbuena is looking to be an everyday player, even if he has to play multiple positions. However, the Yankees might not be able to fulfill Valbuena’s request unless they trade Chase Headley. The Yankees have been unsuccessful in trading Headley this offseason.
Valbuena was heading towards his best season with the Houston Astros, hitting 13 home runs. He ultimately suffered a hamstring injury in late July and had to undergo surgery which cut his season short.