The New York Yankees already had a respectable offseason.
Keeping Aaron Judge was a great start for any offseason. Anthony Rizzo is back as well, providing another powerful bat in the lineup. Carlos Rodon adds another top of the rotation arm to a pitching staff that needed an upgrade. Even if that was the extent of the Yankees offseason, it would be fair to consider it to be successful.
New York Yankees still looking to add to roster
But the Yankees are not done. As noted by MLB Trade Rumors, general manager Brian Cashman is still looking to make another move or two. Specifically, he is looking to add a left handing hitting outfielder, likely in left field, to balance out a right handed heavy lineup.
The Yankees could potentially add such a player on a relatively smaller deal. The likes of David Peralta, and switch hitters Robbie Grossman and Jurickson Profar, could be options. The Yankees may not have the break the bank to bring any of those players on board.
There is a bit of irony in the Yankees looking at left field as an area to balance the lineup. Aaron Hicks and Oswaldo Cabrera, the likely favorites for the position, are switch hitters. Estevan Florial is a left handed hitter and could get a look in left as well. It is one of the few positions where the Yankees have balance.
However, left is a distinct area of need as well. No one is going to trust Hicks to either produce or stay healthy for a full season. Cabrera is a solid player but may be best suited for a utility role. Florial is still young but he has not done much with his limited chances at the major league level. If the Yankees are going to add another left handed bat, or a switch hitter, that may be their best option.
The New York Yankees are still looking to add some balance to their lineup. A move could be coming to left field in the near future.