Later on in the day though Iwakuma’s agent, Don Nomura, called the Yankees a dark horse bidder for his client.
Now this may just be an agent trying to drum up interest, or at least drive up bids, for his client. If people think the Yankees are involved they may be prone to bid more.
In reality, if the Yankees are bidding at all it’s probably a low-ball bid. Even that might not be worth it though.