According to Kevin Kernan of the New York Post, the Yankees would still like to add a right-handed bat even though they reportedly agreed to sign Matt Diaz to a Minor League contract.
The Yankees could be seeking a “low-cost solution,” and are still interested in Scott Hairston.
On Sunday, Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York said while the Yankees remain interested in Hairston, Hairston would prefer to return to the Mets where he can play everyday.
Michael Baron, ContributorDec. 23: I really worry about Hairston in a regular role. He is a career .229 hitter against right-handed pitching and his OPS is 121 points lower against righties than it is against lefties. I like Hairston and the Mets do need a right-handed hitting outfielder, but he is more valuable as a platoon player not just for the Mets, but for any team that signs him.