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Could Brandon Laird Be Bronx Bound?

Yankees have been searching the trade market all season long for a veteran backup who can play third base, so they could occasionally rest Alex Rodriguez. They even went as far as nearly making a deal with the Boston Red Sox for Mike Lowell.

However, it seems possible, though a long shot, that they already have a capable backup in their minor league system: Brandon Laird.

Laird, 22, is a minor league third base prospect who was recently promoted to Triple-A Scranton after spending most of 2010 with Double-A Trenton.

He was drafted by the Yankees in the 27th round in the 2007 draft, and up until this year, he was a decent prospect, but he came with some question marks.

This season, he has broken out. He had nearly as ...

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