If seeing Kevin Youkilis play for the Yankees isn’t strange enough, seeing Kevin Millar join him in pinstripes would be.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has appeared a little desperate in recent days as he’s tried to round up a third baseman, and he’s had to take the jokes that come with it. After retired Atlanta third base legend Chipper Jones turned down Cashman’s invitation Monday, plenty of suggestions — ludicrous or not — of how to help the Yankees were circulating.
Millar made sure he didn’t miss the boat.
Yankees just called and wanted me to come out of retirement I said no because I couldn't wear #15—
Kevin Millar (@KMillar15) March 12, 2013
The Yankees are looking for veteran help at first base until Mark Teixeira comes back from a wrist injury. By signing another third baseman, the Yankees could move Youkilis — already filling in for the injured Alex Rodriguez — to first.
Millar last played in the major leagues in 2009, for Toronto. He spent three years in Boston, including the Red Sox’ memorable 2004 World Series win.