Aside from their top priorities - starting pitching and relief pitching - the Yankees are talking about adding outfielders to round out their bench. They want a righthanded-hitting outfielder with an eye toward spelling starters Brett Gardner, Curtis Granderson and Nick Swisher and to possibly serve as designated hitter in the small amount of games regular DH Jorge Posada is expected to catch. But there is an emphasis on landing a defense-first player.
While Ramirez is a righty-hitting outfielder, he was essentially a full-time DH once he landed with the White Sox. And his fielding has never been a thing of beauty.
Dear Santa, this is not what I asked for.
No truth to the rumor that the source for this was Scott Boras BTW.