Late word from Mark Feinsand, who reports that Andruw Jones wants to come back to New York and a deal could be finished in the coming weeks. Jones seems like a good fit for the Yankees, and he seemed like a popular guy in the clubhouse.
A few other late notes and links from Day Three…
• Daily News Mets beat writer Andy Martino reports that the Yankees are one of the teams that contacted the Mets about starter Jonathon Niese, but Martino says the Yankees conversations were “preliminary.” That fits with everything Brian Cashman has been saying the past few days.
• David Ortiz has accepted arbitration with the Red Sox. He’ll be back as their designated hitter for at least one more season.
• Staying in the AL East, the Orioles believe they will be able to make a move – maybe more than one move — during tomorrow’s final day of the Winter Meetings.
• After Heath Bell, Jose Reyes and Mark Buehrle, the Marlins might also get C.J. Wilson. Think they have a chance of making a “most improved” list by spring training?
• Odd that there’s been little mention of Prince Fielder this offseason. Agent Scott Boras said tonight that he has several offers for the big first baseman.
UPDATE, 12:27 a.m.: Maybe this was expected if you follow the Pirates, but it surprised me. The Pirates have released former Yankees right-hander Ross Ohlendorf.