Saturday, May 13, 2006

Yanks Content with Bernie Williams Against Lefties

Yankees GM Brian Cashman is content with 38-year-old switchhitter Bernie Williams playing regularly against left-handed pitchers as a replacement for injured left fielder Hideki Matsui, who is out for at least three months with a broken wrist. Cashman will try to find a left-handed bat to platoon with Williams, offering marginal pitching as trade bait while trying to withhold from negotiations the club's more coveted minor league prospects.