MLB trade rumors: Yankees considering Josh Willingham
Is Josh Willingham on his way to becoming a Yankee?
CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports the Twins’ outfielder is being watched from The Bronx.
Willingham, 35, has 10 homers and 21 RBI with a .215 batting average in just 181 at-bats for Minnesota. He missed 41 games this season with a fractured wrist.
Willingham could be attractive to the Yankees because he’s due only the remainder of his 2014 $7-million salary and would be a free agent at season’s end, Heyman reports.
Willingham has been playing left field for the Twins, but he’d likely end up in right field with New York, where Ichiro Suzuki has been playing with Carlos Beltran unable to take the field due to his bum elbow.
Girardi said Sunday, though, that Beltran could end up back in the outfield and out of his DH-only role in a little more than a week.
General manager Brian Cashman has said he wants to add offense more than pitching before the July 31 trade deadline, though multiple reports have also linked the Yankees to various arms around the league.