From Combined Wire Services -
The Yankees, looking for a first baseman, have some interest in the Reds’ Scott Hatteberg, ESPN.com reported. Hatteberg, 37, is hitting .292.
Hatteberg has some skills at the plate – but, overall, he’s just a tad better than league average in terms of production. Sure, in terms of make-up, he’s a great guy to have on a team. Yet, why would the Yankees have an interest in a LH-hitting first baseman? This makes me suspect that one of the Giambi, Mientkiewicz, and Damon crowd is expected to be done for the year. Since Damon is not yet on the D.L. and Mientkiewicz is reportedly due back in a month or so, that leaves Giambi.
Hatteberg has replaced Giambi once before…so, he should be used to it.