The Yankees have a lot of holes in the early goings of the offseason, especially in the infield. They need a shortstop, third baseman, and second baseman before the season starts, but the team is already reaching out wherever they can to put together a team. According to Jon Heyman, the Yankees have inquired on second baseman Howie Kendrick of the Los Angeles Angels, someone they have long had their eyes on.
Kendrick is a known Yankee killer, having hit .342/.404/.480 against them in his career, and though he's not as much of a god-like hitter against the rest of the league, he'd still be a monumental improvement over the likes of Brian Roberts. At the age of 31, Kendrick is owed $9.5 million for the 2015 season, making him an affordable get for one season. The catch is that the Angels are currently looking for starting pitching, something the Yankees don't exactly have an abundance of at the moment, but they also have names like David Freese and Gordon Beckham who could be had for lesser returns.
The Blue Jays have also checked in on Kendrick and seem to be a team with a greater need for a second baseman, since the Yankees have both Martin Prado and Rob Refsnyder who could play the position. While Kendrick could help the offense overall, they should be focusing on positions like shortstop and third base where they don't have any in-house starting options. Depending on what happens this season, the Yankees could always chase Kendrick in free agency next year.