Yankees utility man Rob Refsnyder might not have an MLB roster spot available to him this year, but that could change in the upcoming days along with a change of scenery. From the New York Post comes the following trade rumor:
According to a person with knowledge of the situation, the Yankees have let clubs know they are willing to listen to trade offers for infielder/outfielder Rob Refsnyder.
Refsnyder, 25, has played first, second, third, right field and left field in the majors. In 74 big-league games in the last two seasons, he’s hit .262/.332/.354 with 12 doubles, two homers and four steals in 222 plate appearances. He’s a career .290/.369/.419 hitter in Triple-A, so there’s definitely some upside in terms of his ability to get on base at a high rate.
It’s hard to see a role for Refsnyder on the Yankees, so I hope he does get traded for his sake. It’s hard to see him bringing anything of note back on his own, but maybe he could be part of a package. Melky + IPK + Ref = ?????