Jones added in an interview with MLB Network Radio that "you start drooling as a power guy" over the short porch in right field at Yankee Stadium, but that he does not want to alter his approach at the plate.
His power numbers have decreased over the last two seasons. Jones slugged 30 home runs in 899 at-bats in 2013 and 2014 combined after mashing 27 in 475 at-bats in 2012.
Free agents such as Stephen Drew and Asdrubal Cabrera could be more palatable options in teaming up with inexperienced shortstop Didi Gregorius as a double play combination. But Cashman is certainly open to starting the year with Refsnyder or Pirela.
Cashman is high on Refsnyder, who hit .318 with 14 home runs at the Double-A and Triple-A levels last season, though he admits he hasn't seen much of him. "I know that in half a year he had nine errors in Double-A and in the seocnd half, in Triple-A, he had only three," Cashman told NJ.com. "So there's obviously a lot of improvement there. ... Very excited about his bat and his ability to get on base and do some things."
Meanwhile, Joe Girardi has spoken highly of Pirela, who batted .333 in 24 at-bats for the Yankees after his September promotion.
"He made every type of play: a slow roller, a ball to hisright, a ball to his left, a turn-and-throw play and a tag play at second," Girardi said.
Tulowitzki is open to a trade to a contender and the Yankees have a significant need at shortstop. But it remains to be seen how committed Colorado is to dealing him.
That type of deal would be similar to the one signed by Cole Hamels back in 2012. It's believed the 33-year-old Shields could receive a five-year deal. Both the
|2014 Team Leaders|
|AVG||Martin Prado , 2B||.282|
|HR||Brian McCann , C||23|
|RBI||Brian McCann , C||75|
|OBP||Chase Headley , 3B||.328|
|SLG||Brett Gardner , LF||.422|
|R||Brett Gardner , LF||87|
|SB||Jacoby Ellsbury , CF||39|
|W||Masahiro Tanaka , SP||13|
|ERA||Hiroki Kuroda , SP||3.71|
|WHIP||Hiroki Kuroda , SP||1.14|
|K||Brandon McCarthy , SP||175|
|SV||David Robertson , RP||39|
|Full Team Statistics|
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