You can add the Yankees to the growing list of teams interested in Royals’ closer Octavio Dotel. According to Tyler Kepner of the New York Times, the Yankees are interested despite Dotel’s inability to contribute last year. As you might expect, Kepner says Dayton Moore is still asking for too much. Prices should get reasonable in about a week.
The list of teams interested in Dotel, as far as I know: Cubs, Dodgers, Brewers, Red Sox, Rockies, Indians, Yankees. Today the Kansas City Star also mentioned the Tigers and Braves. I haven’t seen the Phillies or Mariners mentioned in print yet but we’ll see.
One other Royals note: according to Dayton Moore, the Cubs never called about Zack Greinke.