Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Yankees Still in the Hunt For an Outfielder

CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman reported Tuesday afternoon that the Yankees and the Cincinnati Reds have made inquiries to the San Francisco Giants as to the availability of Hunter Pence.1

The 30-year old outfielder is in the final year of his current contract and will be a free agent after the season. He has a slash line of .277/.320/.457 with  14 HR and 51 RBI. Pence has also stolen 14 bases without being caught.

After he played four-plus seasons with the Houston Astros, the outfielder was dealt to the Philadelphia Phillies at the 2011 trade deadline. The Giants then picked him from the Phils at last year's deadline for 2 minor leaguers and Nate Schierholtz. (The Cubs signed Schierholtz in the off-season and are now shopping him as well.)

1 - cbssports.com


  1. Get him Yanks we need the extra offense to make the playoffs! Just dont give up a lot!

  2. Pence isn't that much of an upgrade, esp. as Granderson is only a few days away from re-joining the club and isn't worth paying any more than Phil Hughes