Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Yankees are exploring the idea of trading center fielder Melky Cabrera, who has been beaten out by Brett Gardner for the Opening Day spot. Trading an outfielder is a priority for the Yankees, sources say, so with Cabrera drawing more interest than Swisher or Nady, they will probably move him. Cabrera is just 24 and is four years away from free agency, making him a nice target. Rosenthal suggests the White Sox as a possible suitor because of their need for a lead off hitter, not to mention that Cabrera is a switch hitter.
GM Kenny Williams plays these type of moves under the radar, so a move could happen before we know it. It's no guarantee though, the White Sox may stick with Dewayne Wise, who is hitting .272 (12-for-44) so far this spring.
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