If Derek Jeter was ticked after Brian Cashman negotiated in public, he’ll reach a whole other level of fury now.
The Yankees’ general manager said if the 11-time All-Star shortstop ever has to change positions, outfield would be a good fit for him.
“I like corner outfielders and corner infielders who have power, so for me, if he’s ever going to move, it’s probably going to be a Robin Yount situation, Cashman said. “But we don’t have to deal with it at this point. We’ll deal with it when we have to.”
Jeter, 36, re-signed for three years last month after an ugly negotiation that was way too public for his liking.
Cashman’s comments may not be that far off. After all, several long-tenured All-Stars have switched positions recently:
» Michael Young
The six-time All-Star is switching positions for the third time in his career, as the Rangers added third baseman Adrian Beltre earlier this winter.
» Alfonso Soriano
The ex-Yankee continued to play second base with the Rangers but then made a seamless transition to left field when traded to the Nats in 2006.