According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch, the Cardinals called the Yankees to inquire about second baseman Robinson Cano. Goold says the Yankees asking price was an immediate deal breaker: Adam Wainwright. "The conversation did not last long," writes Goold.
Yankees GM Brian Cashman has expressed an unwillingness to part with Cano.
The Cardinals could potentially turn to infielder Brendan Ryan who is reportedly bulking up, Adam Kennedy who is trying to earn his job back, and a remote possibility: Skip Schumaker who played shortstop in college and has been taking groundballs in workout.