Damaso Marte announced today that he will miss the first half of next season due to arm surgery that he had on Friday. He missed most of the 2010 season as well.
After seeing the success Boone Logan has encountered, the Yankees should feel pretty confident in their left handed relief pitching. In 2009, they didn’t require a second “lefty specialist,” and it shouldn’t be a problem in the future.
Rather, the Yankees would benefit much more if they could put together a trade for Marte. Considering many teams desire to have a left handed reliever, the Yankees could probably get a nice defensive addition or possibly another offensive piece.