In their quest for starting pitching the Yankees have turned back to the Minnesota Twins and asked about Francisco Liriano. The Twins said they are not interested in dealing him, according to Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated.
The Yankees also asked about outfielder Denard Span, according to Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports. Nobody is certain, but the consensus is that the Yankees would have then dealt Span to the Nationals, who have been discussing a possible deal for Span all week.
The Yankees and Liriano have been connected through rumors since the Twins supposedly shopped him last winter. It’s somewhat surprising that the Yankees turned back to him though as he won’t come cheaply and is in the middle of a down year. His K/9 is a career low 7.5 and his BB/9 is a career high 4.8. On top of that his 4.67 ERA would likely only go up facing AL East teams more often.