MLB Rumors: Yankees Plan For Left Field Taking Shape

The New York Yankees still have a left field problem. How they'll fill that need is still to be determined, but according to a report, they're not considering anything that's left on the free agent market. 

Some of the names still out there include Adam Duvall, AJ Pollock, Jurickson Profar, David Peralta and Corey Dickerson. But as per MLB Insider Jon Heyman:

(The Yankees) want to stay below the $293M “Steve Cohen tax” threshold (they are at $290M), and aren’t opposed to giving (internal candidates) Oswaldo Cabrera and Estevan Florial a shot. 

With Aaron Hicks clearly not the answer, the Yanks were interested in bringing back free agent Andrew Benintendi, but not at the five-year, $75M level he got from the Chicago White Sox. They were also interested in Michael Conforto, but again, not at the 2-year, $36M with a player option for the second year that he got from the San Francisco Giants. 

The Bronx Bombers have had a pretty successful offseason, re-signing franchise icon Aaron Judge at $360M, bringing in one of the top starting pitchers on the market, Carlos Rodon, with a 6-year, $162 deal, re-signing first baseman Anthony Rizzo to a two-year pact, and bringing in a couple of relievers. 

But when it comes to going over the so-called "Steve Cohen Tax" of $293M, that's where they're apparently drawing the line. 

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