With the manager situation resolved, the New York Yankees will turn their attention to improving the roster, specifically at shortstop, general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday.
Cashman said he is looking for a shortstop to replace Gleyber Torres, who was transferred to second base on Sept. 13.
“Simply put, shortstop is an area of need,” Cashman said. “I think Gleyber will do better at second base.”
After Torres was moved to second, the Yankees traded Gio Urshela from third base to shortstop. DJ LeMahieu and Rougned Odor then shared time in third.
Houston Astros star Carlos Correa and Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager are expected to lead a strong free agent class at shortstop that also includes Trevor Story, Marcus Semien and Javier Baez.
Cashman has been a general since 1998 and has a five-year contract through 2022.
“Ultimately, it’s up to me,” Cashman said of the Yankees’ failure to reach a World Series since 2009. “Obviously, if (owner-controlling) Hal Steinbrenner or someone wants to decide to make some changes in the future, that is above me. “
The Yankees signed manager Aaron Boone to a new three-year contract with a team option for 2022 on Tuesday.