If you were wondering where Manny Ramirez had been when it was announced the Texas Rangers had inked a minor-league deal with the former World Series MVP, Ramirez had spent the first half of the 2013 playing in Japan. Former Yankee Andruw Jones also left to continue his professional baseball career in Japan this season. Jones, 36, currently has a batting line of .234/.389/.443 this season for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles. Last season for the Yankees Jones had a batting line of .197/.294/.408.
The Yankees bottom half of the order right now has a lot of glaring weaknesses so perhaps bringing back Jones as a cheap, platoon option on the bench might not be a bad option. When Jones was used as the designated hitter for the Yankees last season he had a wOBA of .407 along with a wRC+ of 158. It is a very small sample, only 30 at-bats, but signing Jones to a minor league deal is certainly a realistic, inexpensive choice Brian Cashman could make soon to help bolster the bottom of the of Yankees order.
What are your thoughts on possibly bringing back the lefty-masher?