Voices in my head (that sound suspiciously like Jayson Stark) claim the Yankees are on the brink of acquiring OF Matt Lawton from the Cubs in exchange for an undisclosed prospect.

Lawton, a free agent next season, would bridge the gap between bumbling Bernie and New York’s inevitable run at Johnny Damon.

For Lawton, the Yankees will be his third team of the year and 5th in 9 campaigns.