The Yankees have offered Bernie Williams a non-roster invitation to spring training. Whether he accepts is to be determined. LoHud’s Peter Abraham points out just how delicate a situation this is for the Yankees:
It’s a no-win situation for Joe Torre and the Yankees. If Bernie plays poorly, Joe has to call him in and cut him. If Bernie plays well for a few weeks, there will be a public clamor to keep a player the team really doesn’t want or need.
Do the Yanks owe Bernie the opportunity to win a job that probably won’t exist? Does he still want to play? Is there another team out there with interest? Tough.