Wednesday, November 11, 2015
YANKEE TARGET: JURICKSON PROFAR
The Yankees like Rangers shortstop Jurickson Profar. Remember when they liked Didi Gregorius at shortstop? I guess that's over...well not so fast.
According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post:
"Teams have inquired with Texas about Jurickson Profar — the Yankees included...Profar was the consensus No. 1 prospect in the majors going into the 2013 season, but shoulder injuries have kept him from playing in the majors the past two years. He is serving as a DH only in the Arizona Fall League, and scouts who have seen him say he looks fine and has, among other things, slid headfirst into second base...The Yankees would have interest in Profar as a second baseman."
OK, so if the Yankees were to pursue him, they would make him their second baseman, no doubt leaving either Dustin Ackley or Rob Refsnyder as the backup, and the other, no doubt traded. Especially because Brian Cashman pretty much said if there's a good trade idea out there, we'll make it and no one is safe, or, something like that.
Anyway, it's a tiny nugget, but an interesting one. Not much more on it right now. If there is action, you will hear it here on BYB.
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