The Daily News Mark Feinsand reports:
The Yankees have found their center fielder for 2009, as they are set to send Melky Cabrera to Milwaukee for veteran outfielder Mike Cameron on Thursday, according to two major league sources…
Many believed Cabrera would be the center fielder of the future
entering the 2008 campaign, but a disappointing season, in which he hit
.249 with eight homeruns and 37 RBIs in 129 games, led many to believe
he was destined for a future as a utility outfielder. Yankees blue-chip
prospect Austin Jackson is not expected to be ready for big league action until at least 2010,
making Cameron the ideal one-year stopgap in center field.
I'd be surprised if Melky is the only player on the move from the Yankees in this deal. If it's only Melky, then this is nice deal for the Bombers.
Then again, who knows if this deal is really happening. Feinsand is the only one reporting it right now.