Via Steve Kornacki:
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland confirmed today that the New York Yankees have interest in outfielder Josh Anderson, whom Detroit has 10 days since Friday to assign to another team via trade or have clear waivers before possibly sending him out-right to Triple-A Toledo.
“It’s a possibility,” Leyland said. “They are interested. I think one other club is interested.”
The Yankees are looking to replace center fielder Brett Gardner, who has a fractured left thumb but is listed on the club’s Web site as expected to return in mid-August.
Anderson can play any outfield position, is good defensively and provides speed. He batted .242 with four triples, 13 steals in 15 attempts, 22 runs and 16 RBIs in 165 at-bats for Detroit.
I’m having a Gary Thomasson flashback here…but, Anderson is not a terrible 5th outfielder…if that’s your need…