Yankees were among teams that spoke to Rockies about Franklin Morales. Red Sox got him for cash or player to be named.
Considering that the Red Sox got him for almost nothing, the Yankees must not have tried very hard.
Morales, a 25-year-old lefty specialist, hasn’t had a lot of success at the major league level in five seasons, but he’s still young, left handed, and has a decent K/9 ratio (His K/9 has been 8.6 since 2009). So that’s why they were interested in him.