Trade Deadline: Yankees eye 3B market after A-Rod injury

July 25, 2012 - 9:01 am
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Alex Rodriguez's injury has pushed Yankees general manager Brian Cashman to watch the market for a third baseman, the New York Post reported. Rodriguez, who broke his hand Tuesday night after being hit by a Felix Hernandez changeup in New York's 4-2 loss to the Mariners, is expected to be out for 6-8 weeks. '€œI think price tag will be the only issue,'€ Cashman said. '€œIf something makes sense, we will do it.'€ MLB analyst Buster Olney said the Yankees are considering all options, including Detroit's Chase Headley. Headley is batting .268 with 50 RBIs and 11 home runs through 98 games this season. '€œI think we will get Alex back," Cashman said. "Nevertheless, I will go through the motions [of finding out what is available]. It will all come down to price tags. My initial thought is that we will do nothing. But a week ago I didn'€™t think we would get Ichiro [Suzuki] and we did that. We will see what is available and what the cost is and move from there.'€ Even if the 36-year-old comes back this season, the Yankees may search the thin third-baseman market for a replacement long term. Rodriguez is hitting .276 with 44 RBIs and 15 home runs this season.