Finding a right-handed hitting outfielder to balance out the three left-handed hitters who figure to make up their Opening Day outfield is the Yankees’ top offseason priority at the moment, but Joel Sherman reports that it won’t be Delmon Young fitting that bill for the Yankees. Young is certainly adept at hitting southpaws, with a .307/.341/.483 career slash line against them (117 wRC+), and a .308/.333/.500 line (125 wRC+) in 189 plate appearances in 2012. He’s also developed a reputation as a clutchy postseason hitter over the past two years, and won the ALCS MVP awardfor his efforts in the Tigers’ sweep of the Yankees’ last season. That said, he’s an outfielder in name only, so he would really be more of a platoon DH for the Yankees than an extra outfielder. What’s more, he was arrested for hurling anti-Semitic insults on the streets of New York back in April, so it’s not really hard to see why the Yankees wouldn’t even be casually interested in signing him.
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