From the Post -
With Andy Pettitte joining fellow ground-ball specialist Chien-Ming Wang, the Yankees have shown an interest in slick-fielding first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz.
Even though Mientkiewicz is a left-handed hitter and the Yankees are seeking a right-handed bat at first, he isn’t an automatic out against lefties (.274 last year). Hideki Matsui and Jason Giambi handle left-handers well, and Mientkiewicz is considered a defensive upgrade at first over right-handed hitting Shea Hillenbrand, who has talked with the Yankees.
“He catches the ball, that’s a lock,” a scout said of 32-year-old Mientkiewicz, who batted .283 with four homers and 43 RBIs for the Royals last season.
33-years old. Zero stick. Bad back.