Indications are that the Yankees are trying to find a way to keep LHP Ron Villone. I asked Torre whether he would become a free agent and he said not to assume anything.
The Yankees seem to be trying to convince Villone to pitch for Class AAA Scranton.
He has an out in his contract giving him free agency if he doesn’t make the team. Villone probably needs to see if he has any other options before deciding whether to stick with the Yankees.