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Nate Schierholtz “getting a lot of play” from AL East teams

Dec 5, 2012, 6:20 PM EDT

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Pretty steamy headline up there, is it not?

ESPN’s Buster Olney reported earlier today that the Yankees were the “early frontrunner” for free agent outfielder Nate Schierholtz. But they may have some competition within their own division.

According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, the 28-year-old has been “getting a lot of play” from American League East teams over the past couple of days.

Schierholtz batted .257/.321/.407 with six homers and 21 RBI across 269 plate appearances this past season between San Francisco and Philadelphia. In 2011, he hit nine homers and tallied 41 RBI in 362 plate appearances for the Giants.

  1. uyf1950 - Dec 5, 2012 at 6:27 PM

    Did Buster forget to mention which of the other American League teams he’s referring to?

  2. mazblast - Dec 5, 2012 at 8:06 PM

    “mystery team”

    Perhaps I’m looking at this the wrong way, but shouldn’t the Yankees fill in the gaps in their starting lineup before they start making offers to complementary/bench guys? As far as I can tell, the Yankees are set at 1B-2B-CF-LF-SS, but have little or nothing of note at catcher, RF, DH, and now 3B.

  3. cackalackyank - Dec 5, 2012 at 9:55 PM

    LOL so the Cubs are in the AL east now apparently….

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