The Yankees don’t sound too interested though as Bob Klapisch of the Bergen Record reports, all discussions have gone one way with agents representing the players initiating all of the talks.
As we discussed earlier today, it seems the Yankees are going to insist that they can’t sign anybody for anything more than $2 million and only if they can trade A.J. Burnett will they consider spending more.
The Yankees still need to sign a backup for Alex Rodriguez so a deal for Eric Chavez or somebody who can fill a similar role, is the likely next move. Chavez earned a base salary of $1.5 million plus incentives last year and if they sign him for something similar that leaves no money left over for a DH. I expect them to sign one or two non-roster invitees on minor league deals and have them compete for a DH, unless they can find a taker for Burnett.