Gio Urshela Yankees
Gio Urshela Yankees Source: ESPN

The New York Yankees wanted to bolster their outfield this offseason. They had a pretty weak batting lineup last season. Albeit, they had a superstar in their captain. However, Aaron Judge’s injury did not help the team’s cause at all. In fact, the captain’s absence for two months caused the main damage. Moreover, the team kept losing a lot of games. Eventually, when Judge returned, it was already too late. In the end, the Bronx Bombers failed to make the postseason last year. On the other hand, the Yankees find a new problem at present. Currently, they are having a lack of depth in their bullpen.

They didn’t have such a weak bullpen prior to the offseason. However, they had to trade a lot of pitchers this offseason to get the outfielders they wanted. As a result, the Yankees are still in the market looking for quality pitchers, especially to add to their starting lineup. Anyway, it would not hurt the Bronx Bombers to bring in a familiar face for their utility player as well. They actually desperately need another utility man in their rotation. 


Reunion With Gio Urshela Must Be On The Cards For Yankees

Gio Urshela Yankees
Gio Urshela Yankees Source: Sports Illustrated

According to Will Sammon of The Athletic, the Yankees have shown interest in the veteran utility player Gio Urshela. Albeit, the NY side is looking for one or maybe a couple more bullpen arms as they really need it. However, it makes sense to think about bringing back Urshela. As per Sammon, both New York sides are in line to sign Urshela. Gio made his league debut back in 2015 with the Cleveland Guardians. Four years later, Gio joined the Bronx Bombers. But in those previous four years, Urshela also played for the Toronto Blue Jays. But with the Yankees, he was there for three seasons, and he became a fan favorite.

Urshela’s career-best season came in 2019 when he hit 21 homers and drove in 74 runs. Moreover, in 132 games, Gio Urshela slashed .314/.355/.534. Albeit, he didn’t play many games in 2023, Gio was pretty handy for the Los Angeles Angels. In 62 games at the big league level, Gio hit two home runs and 24 RBIs. Moreover, last year, Gio slashed .299/.329/.374. The 32-year-old Colombian third baseman can be perfect for the NY side. He can help the Yankees a lot in 2024. He’s a free agent whom the Bronx should try and bring back.

Pinstripes Were Successful In Bringing In Quality Outfielders

Juan Soto
Juan Soto Source: San Diego Union-Tribune

Moreover, the Bronx Bombers had the second-worst batting average in the 2023 season. Hence, in the offseason, the Yankees looked for another lefty superstar outfielder who would fit perfectly alongside Aaron Judge. In the end, the Bronx Bombers landed Juan Soto. The Dominican slugger is exactly what the Pinstripes were looking for.

However, 2024 might be the only year when Soto wears the Pinstripe jersey. Later this year, he will be a free agent, and chances are that the Yankees won’t be able to sign him for a long-term deal. Anyway, the NY side managed to strengthen their outfield, bringing in players like Trent Grisham, Alex Verdugo, and others alongside Soto and Judge.