Mike Cameron-to-Yankees Dead?

6:07pm: Kat O’Brien just got off the phone with Brewers GM Doug Melvin:

He said: "Nothing new. At this point, I don’t anticipate it’s something that we would (do). … I haven’t talked to Brian (Cashman) since last week." Melvin said they had originally looked at moving Cameron to gain some flexibility on the pitching front but that is no longer such a need.

Melvin added that trading Cameron was "not something that we’re pushing at this time." Sounds like it’s dead. (For now, anyway.)

TUESDAY 3:09pm: Ed Price says the Yankees are discussing this deal internally and don’t feel like they have to rush.  Price’s source says a tentative deal has been reached and it’s up to the Yankees now.  Tom Haudricourt says the Brewers haven’t heard from the Yanks this week and assistant GM Gord Ash is starting to wonder whether they’re still interested.  Yahoo’s Tim Brown says the Brewers will get in on Brian Fuentes if they’re able to move Cameron.

12:10pm: SI.com’s Jon Heyman says the Mike Cameron for Melky Cabrera deal is on the backburner for now.  Still, he says the Brewers agreed to take Kei Igawa and pay a small amount of the $12MM he’s owed.  That amount is not enough for the Yankees, currently.

Sarah Green also contributed to this post.



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