Ex-Yankee Casey McGehee headed to Japan?

12/20/2012 2:40 PM ET
By Lou DiPietro
It appears as if former Yankees infielder Casey McGehee is headed to Japan, with the Yomiuri Giants the leading candidate to acquire his services.

According to a report by Japan’s Nikkan Sports, several teams in Nippon Professional Baseball are interested in McGehee, but Yomiuri is the most aggressive suitor and could get a deal done with the free agent within the next week.

McGehee, 30, was acquired by the Yankees from Pittsburgh on July 31, and he hit .151 with one home run and five RBI in 22 games while seeing action at both first and third base.

Overall, McGehee posted a .217-9-41 line in 114 games between Pittsburgh and New York last year, and has hit .257 in six total seasons with the Cubs, Brewers, Pirates, and Yankees.

The Yomiuri Giants, who count former Yankees Hideki Matsui, Jesse Barfield, and Mariano Duncan as alumni, won the NPB Central League pennant last season, and went on to win the Japan Series as well.

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