Latest Update The Yankees are working on a three-team deal to acquire Diamondbacks shortstop Didi Gregorius. Fri Dec, 05, 10:07 AM
Owns a great glove for the shortstop position, but can also play elsewhere in the infield. Is also an emerging hitter with the potential for all-round production.
Flaws: : Must prove he can stay healthy. Needs to develop his offensive game further, since he's still quite raw with the bat. Also, he is not much of a base-stealer.
This is coming off a report from Sweeny Murti of WFAN Radio. According to Murti, the Yankees would trade right-hander Shane Greene to the Tigers, who would then send a pair of undisclosed pitchers to the Diamondbacks. The last time these three teams got together , Max Scherzer landed in Detroit, Curtis Granderson in New York and Ian Kennedy made his way to Arizona. This deal has a much smaller impact. Gregorius is a glove-first shortstop who would definitely fill the Yankees void at shortstop, though there's not much offensive output for fantasy owners. Greene would likely fill a swingman role in Detroit and then Arizona would probably land a pair of prospects. Maybe they get one guy who is major league ready. We'll just have to keep our ears to the ground on this one and see what develops.Analyst: Howard Bender
Gregorius is on a heater, now riding a seven-game hitting streak. He's filling in for the injured Aaron Hill and will once again be battling for at-bats once the veteran infielder returns. We've seen mini hot steaks with Didi before; don't be fooled. Analyst: Spencer Silva
Gregorius is on a heater right now, although it's too little too late. He's well behind Chris Owings and Aaron Hill on the D'Backs' depth chart, although he'll see some time in the lineup this week since Aaron Hill dislocated his finger Monday night. Analyst: Spencer Silva
Despite the return of Chad Pennington, Gregorius continues to receive regular playing time at shortstop with Monday's performance certainly helping out his case. However, he is now hitting just .226 with five home runs and 17 RBI through 164 at-bats, which makes him best served on the wavier wire at this point in the season. Analyst: Matthew Beck