Recently, NoMaas called for the Yankees to go after free agent Travis Hafner as an upgrade for the DH slot. We noted that the investment required to sign Pronk will be small, that his career numbers are great, and that his underlying skills have held up surprisingly well. And then there’s the possibility of someone at the NoMaas offices going postal if Eduardo Nunez gets the majority of at-bats at any position.

So, we are encouraged to see that the Yankee front office is of like mind…

NY Post- Yankees looking into signing DH Hafner:

The Yankees haven’t had much luck finding a right-handed bat this offseason.

Now, they’re looking at Travis Hafner as a potential replacement for Raul Ibanez as a left-handed DH…

…Hafner has had difficulty staying healthy since he had four excellent offensive seasons with the Indians from 2004-07, when he drove in over 100 runs each year.

Injury problems since then have robbed him of playing time. Last season, he was limited to just 263 plate appearances because of knee and back woes. Still, he does provide power when he’s able to stay in one piece.

Despite his injuries in 2012, Hafner hit 12 homers, including eight off right-handers. And his OPS was .798 versus righties.