Pablo Sandoval at the plate.
By Brendan Kuty
Could the Yankees pursue third baseman Pablo Sandoval?
They could, according to a report from the Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo, who says the Yankees might be among three teams — including the Red Sox and Dodgers — who might be willing to offer the 28-year-old $100-million, five-year deal.
The report said the best move for Sandoval’s might be to put him in the American League, where he could shift to DH later in his career. Sandoval has battled weight issues since entering the league and has played seven seasons with the Giants.
The Yankees could have a third base opening. Manager Joe Girardi has said he expects Alex Rodriguez, who was suspended for all of 2014, to be his third baseman. But Rodriguez is a far from a sure bet as a player turning 40.
The Yankees could also pursue Chase Headley, who was solid for them after they acquired him in a trade with San Diego in July but is now a free agent looking for a starting job.