Mike Morse of the Washington Nationals could be an option in a trade. Morse offers a 30 HR capable bat who can man first base or the outfield and offer a right-handed approach to a left-heavy Yankees’ lineup.
The Angels are looking to move Wells and are reportedly ready to pay most of the $42 million owed to him over the last two years of his contract.
Bourn likely would not become an option unless his asking price comes down significantly.
Scott Hairston would be a more cost-effective solution as the Yankees seek to reduce payroll below the $189 million threshold by 2014
New York designated Jim Miller for assignment to make room for Ichiro on the 40 man roster.
Miller, 30, appeared in 33 games for Oakland this past season and had a 2.59 ERA in just under 49 innings of work