The Yankees have some interest in Ben Sheets and they're taking their time with Johnny Damon. Here are the details on the defending World Champions:
- Marc Carig of the Star Ledger reports that the Yankees made contact with Ben Sheets' agent. This doesn't mean they'll sign him, or that he's a priority, but it's worth noting. We know Sheets is looking for $12MM or so. That target seems lofty given that Rich Harden, who actually pitched last year, signed for less than that, but the Yankees are looking into starters.
The Yankees haven't made progress with Johnny Damon. Sam Borden of the Journal News says they haven't yet set a firm deadline for their negotiations.