LADY AT THE BAT: Yankees Looking To Fix Things At First

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Yankees Looking To Fix Things At First

Yesterday the Yankees signed first baseman Ben Broussard to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple A Scranton-Wilkes Barre. Could this be the death knell for Shelley Duncan?

I love Shelley Duncan just as much as any other Yankee fan, but the guy just isn't getting the job done this season. He's batting only .164 with a .242 OBP, with 1 HR and 6 RBIs. Broussard's a left-handed hitter and the Yankee lineup is stacked with leftys, but at this point anything would be better than Duncan's practically non-existent right-handed bat.

In other news: After the home run derby in Baltimore last night, Ian Kennedy was placed on the DL. Now two of the "three amigos" have gone down with injuries. Joba Chamberlain will move into the starting rotation sooner than later now. Will the third amigo end up on the the DL as well? If that happens, the Yankees might as well start thinking about folding up their tent early and calling it a season.

The Lady

No comments: