Saturday, July 17, 2010

Add Helms to the List of Potential Trade Targets

From MLB Trade Buzz:
The Yankees are looking for some bench help, and a player that has caught their attention is Marlins veteran Wes Helms.

Helms initially signed with the Marlins in 2006 when Joe Girardi was managing in Florida.

Helms has long been a fan of Girardi, who guided the Yankees to the 2009 World Series title.

The fact that Helms can spot start at third base is attractive to New York. He also can come off the bench as a pinch-hitter or be an occasional designated hitter. Helms plays third and first base, and he is respected for his leadership. He has playoff experience from his days with the Braves and Phillies.
Helms is hitting .243/.298/.391 with 3 HR and 15 RBI in 115 at-bats for the Marlins this year.

Ken Rosenthal also reported today that the Yankees have talking to the Marlins about some trades, and mentioned Cody Ross and reliever Leo Nunez and two perfect fits for the Yankees.

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