Yankees Pursuing Chipper Jones, Others

For years, seemingly no one outside of Fulton County cared about Chipper Jones.  And now, you can't get online without seeing something related to the former Atlanta Braves superstar.

Tuesday, the Georgia House of Representatives announced "Chipper Jones Day" in the state and on Friday, Jones himself hit Twitter and announced he'll be throwing out the first pitch for the Braves on Opening Day. Of course, throw in the news that in June the Braves are retiring his number and inducting him into the team's Hall of Fame and, wow…best week ever!

Then today, well, comes this.

That's right, gang, New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman is apparently going to call Jones' people to see if the 1999 National League MVP would be interested in donning the pinstripes. 

"If Chipper Jones wants to come back, I'd love to have Chipper," Cashman told YES' Jack Curry.

Okay.  Jones to the Yankees isn't likely, but that doesn't mean that the Bombers don't have another veteran up their sleeve to fill some of the holes in the lineup.  According to the USA Today, the Yankees are pursuing Derrek Lee to fill in for injured first baseman Mark Teixeira.

The 37-year-old Lee hasn't played in the bigs since 2011.

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