Does Nakajima have alternatives?

Does Nakajima have alternatives?

Does Nakajima have alternatives?

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports writes that "If Japanese infielder Hiroyuki Nakajima does not want to play for the New York Yankees, there still might be a way for him to join a major-league team next season".

It's possible that both the Yankees and Nakajima see a fit, but right now the Yankees have Jeter and Cano pretty entrenched at the positions and they have Eduadro Nunez backing them up. The Yankees also are considering bringing back Eric Chavez.

Scouts in Japan say that Nakajima has great makeup and would accept a backup role, but he could be a starting shortstop in the league.

Rosenthal names Giants and Cubs among teams that could have interest in the shortstop. If he doesn't sign with the Yankees, he can go back to the Seibu Lions and try again next year as a free agent.

It would make sense to me to try to trade the short stop.  The Yankees don't have a spot for him, and he's not young enough to wait around. Nakajima could have about the same value as Jed Lowire who we saw dealt yesterday.

By Truth and rumors
Thursday, 15 Dec 2011


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  • PullMeUp said: The alternatives has been pretty good so far. We should be doing stuff like this for quite a while. - Kris Krohn Strongbrook 10:53PM 03/30/14
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