Ramirez among options Yanks considering, Steinbrenner says
TAMPA, Fla. -- Manny Ramirez in pinstripes?
Hank Steinbrenner said the Yankees will explore all options during the offseason, including the possibility of making an offer to the free-agent slugger.
Ramirez was traded from Boston to the Dodgers on July 31, and Los Angeles is expected to attempt to re-sign the high-priced outfielder.
"I want to see who is the highest bidder," Ramirez said when the Dodgers lost the NL Championship Series. "Gas is up and so am I."
"Every team in baseball wants Sabathia," Steinbrenner said. "That's the bottom line. It's not a real secret. Pitching is in the forefront for everybody, not just us. That's why starting pitching is at a premium."
The Yankees missed the playoffs this year for the first time since 1993.
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