The New York Times reports that as of Tuesday night the Diamondbacks have not yet been granted a 72-hour window to negotiate with Randy Johnson, though Peter Abraham reported yesterday that Arizona requested it.
The New York Post doesn’t have new information, indicating that dialogue continues over the financial details. Newsday says Johnson’s agents are now in the loop and the odds of a deal are good. Finally, USA Today expects the deal completed by the end of the week.
UPDATE: Jon Heyman reports that the Yankees will not grant the D’Backs a 72-hour window to talk contract with Johnson. It won’t kill the deal however.