After Montero left, McGehee arrived...kind of. Because the Yankees were snakebitten by injuries and inconsistency from their designated hitter candidates during the 2012 season (seriously, what went wrong with Andruw Jones??), Brian Cashman pulled off a July 31 trade with the Pirates to acquire McGehee, a veteran utility infielder who
would hopefully bring some power to the table.
McGehee, the future 2014 National League Comeback Player of the Year, didn't do much in pinstripes as he only hit .151/.220/.264 in 59 at-bats. It made sense for the Yankees not to bring him back for 2013, so McGehee headed to Japan where he played alongside current Yankee Masahiro Tanaka and, ironically, Andruw Jones.
Needless to say, his time in pinstripes wasn't all that memorable, nor was it very long.