It’s officially hot stove season. Which means, once again, that anyone with a pulse can and likely will on the Yankees’ radar. Like Manny!

Manny Ramirez doesn’t fit the Yankees’ desire to get younger and more athletic, but several industry sources believe the Yankees will make a serious push for the free agent to play right field next year.

Though GM Brian Cashman says the top offseason priority is starting pitching, he did not rule out interest in the 36-year-old Ramirez.

“We are looking at starting pitching,” Cashman said when asked about the team’s interest in Ramirez. “We will see how the free agent and trade markets are.”

Who’d have seen that coming?

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