NEW YORK -- The Yankees are short at short.
“I said I have some ideas,” Girardi responded, jokingly. “I have a left fielder that’s played second base too.”
“Well, Vernon [Wells] lobbied yesterday, and I said, ‘I don’t think so, Vernon,’” Girardi joked. “You start thinking how many people do you want to move around for one position? ... Hopefully it doesn’t happen, but we’ll see.”
Girardi doesn’t have a timetable on Nix, but the manager guesses his utility infielder is out for the season.
The Yankees decided on Claiborne over an infielder because they used both of their long men -- Adam Warren and David Huff -- Wednesday night. Ultimately, they decided, pitching depth was more important and they could live with a short bench.