Yankees Keeping Eye On Liriano

The Yankees are keeping a close eye on Twins starter Francisco Liriano, tweets Bob Nightengale of USA Today.  Meanwhile, the Twins are keeping tabs on Yankees prospects.

Earlier this month it was reported that the Twins were open to dealing the left-hander.  The two sides briefly chatted about a multiyear deal but the talks went nowhere as Liriano was after a three-year, $39MM extension when the sides discussed a deal.  While it appears that the talks did take place, the hurler did not believe that they were ever "serious."

Recently, Twins Assistant GM Rob Antony said that the rumors of the club being willing to move Liriano had no truth to them.  The 27-year-old holds a great deal of value, however, and is due just $4.3MM in 2011.