Mike Piazza has turned up on the Yankees’ radar, of all places.
The Yankees have some interest in Piazza and will consider whether to offer the Cooperstown-bound catcher a contract, American League sources told Newsday yesterday.
Piazza’s agent, Dan Lozano, has called Yankees general manager Brian Cashman regarding the free agent’s interest in playing for the Yankees, and Cashman did not dismiss the offer.
On the contrary, it is expected that the Yankees soon will consider the merits of signing Piazza – primarily as a designated hitter – if they haven’t already.
Reached yesterday by phone, Cashman, back from a rare Caribbean vacation, indicated that organizational higher-ups hadn’t yet weighed the pros and cons of the Piazza possibility. But he didn’t close the door at all.
“We’re fairly set. Our designated hitter spot is taken by Bernie Williams and Andy Phillips. But I’ll keep an open mind,” Cashman said. “I’m always open to consider any possibility that may help the ballclub.”
Memo to Cashman: Piazza is cooked. Didn’t you read WasWatching.com last month? Pass. Please, pass!