15 Aug 2013
According to Jon Heyman, the Yankees have signed Mark Reynolds. This means the Yankees finally have a decent platoon partner for Lyle Overbay. Overbay has hit .271/.321/.466 vs. RHP this year, but only .205/.252/.314 vs. LHP. Reynolds has hit .215/.333/.411 vs LHP this year and .237/.363/.480 against them in his career. He can also play third, in case you know who disappears for whatever reason….
So the Yankees finally have a lineup that can do some damage against LHP. It took way too long to assemble it and it is probably too late to change the course of 2013, but the Yankees have a chance to do some damage over the final stretch of the season. Let’s see if they can.