Another lefty would be a Yankee luxury
While there have been some rumblings about free agent Mike Gonzalez, to mention one name, Brian Cashman isn’t painting a very optimistic picture of finding another lefty to complement Boone Logan in the Yankees’ bullpen.
“It’s a luxury to have. I don’t expect to find that whatsoever,” Cashman said. “If you told me, would you like to have a lefty in your bullpen to go with Boone Logan, my answer would be yes, but I don’t expect to get that whatsoever.
“We have a lot of righties that are high-end that get lefties out, with [David] Robertson and [Rafael] Soriano and [Joba] Chamberlain coming back from the DL at some point. So, we’re covered getting lefties out of the pen.
“I would like to get another lefty, but I don’t think any of you here should focus on how I’m going to do that, because I don’t anticipate that whatsoever. Is it on the wish list? It is. If anybody tells you that we’re focused on any left-handed reliever, they’re lying.”
Pedro Feliciano is under contract for ’12, but isn’t expected to pitch at all. Damaso Marte is a free agent, but it’s difficult to see the Yankees going that way again.