Good friend Dan Graziano of the Newark Star-Ledger blogged moments ago that the Yankees are looking into signing Mike Lowell to be a first baseman, presuming they can bring Alex Rodriguez back to play third.
Graziano wrote in his blog: “A person familiar with the negotiations, who requested anonymity because discussions are still ongoing, said the Yankees have been in contact with Lowell’s representatives about the idea of him signing to be their first baseman. The idea would be to bring Lowell, who came up through their farm system in the mid-90s, back into the organization while simultaneously weakening the Red Sox by taking him out of their lineup and infield.
“It’s unclear how good the Yankees’ chances are of pulling this off. Lowell is a Gold Glove-caliber third baseman and might not want to change positions. Also, the Red Sox are trying to re-sign him. Teams that were interested in signing Rodriguez (Angels, Dodgers, etc.) may turn their attention to Lowell now that Rodriguez appears to be off the market.