The Yankees may not be interested in Matt Holliday even if they don't keep their current left fielder, Johnny Damon.
According to the Newark Star-Ledger, the Bronx Bombers are checking in on free agent outfielder Mike Cameron who has been on their off-season shopping list for the last two or three years. The Yankees tried to trade for Cameron last season but unable to convince Milwaukee to pick up part of the outfielder's salary to make the deal happen. I wonder why when New York just days before nuked the Brew Crew's offer to keep pitcher C.C. Sabbathia and successfully lured the ace pitcher away.
The problem is that Cameron is going to be 37 next season -- seven years older than Holliday. Cameron also hasn't hit higher than .250 in three years.
Speaking of the Yankees, they let two-time 19-game winner Chien-Ming Wang walk away as a non-tendered free agent last week and the Cardinals are said to be at least one of five teams to be interested in him.
Wang injured his foot in an interleague game against the Astros in 2008 while running the bases and it is thought to have caused him to alter his mechanics and injure his arm in early 2009. Wang had shoulder surgery at the end of July and, according to his website, he is expected to be out until July 2010.
Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan is said to have encouraged the team to try to sign Wang who throws several pitches but uses Duncan's favorite -- the sinker -- the most.
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