According to Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald, the Yankees have pulled their offer to Mike Lowell off the table since they’re close to signing Alex Rodriguez. The last indication was that Lowell had a four-year offer from the Yanks in the neighborhood of $50-55MM. Reportedly that offer was made with the idea of Lowell moving to first base. If that was true, why would an A-Rod signing change things? The offer was made with an A-Rod signing in mind.
None of the other suitors for Lowell are admitting anything right now. The Phillies seem a logical fit but Pat Gillick is denying it. The Brewers may also enter the market for a third baseman.