NEW YORK -- File this under the heading of "due diligence" and then file it away for good.
A scout for the New York Yankees was among a group of representatives of MLB teams that watched Kieran Powell, a 25-year-old cricket star from St. Kitts who is trying to make it to big league ball, go through a workout on Wednesday in Bradenton, Florida.
The unidentified Yankees scout came away unimpressed, and there is no chance the "batsman," the cricket term for hitter, will be wearing Yankees pinstripes this season.
A member of an MLB organization who had been briefed on the workout told ESPN.com: "He sucks. He's not worth any time."
A representative of the Mets was also at the workout, along with scouts for a dozen other big league teams. According to the New York Post, Powell worked out with some Los Angeles Dodgers players for eight weeks before moving to the IMG Academy in Bradenton, where Wednesday's workout was held.
In what has been for them a relatively quiet offseason, the Yankees have eschewed the free-agent market but added outfielder Aaron Hicks and closer Aroldis Chapman through trades. But they will not be adding a cricket player to their roster anytime soon.