Now that Mark Buehrle has reportedly landed with the Marlins, Brian Cashman was willing to admit that he had only very early conversations with Buehrle’s camp, and didn’t talk about the pitcher at all here in Dallas.
“I think he’s a heck of a pitcher,” Cashman said. “But given our current situation, that’s not an area that I can fill.”
It hardly comes as a surprise that Cashman said he’s still nowhere near a deal of any kind. The Yankees will begin trying to work out a contract with Hiroyuki Nakajima — and Cashman said there are opportunities that interest him — but nothing is close to happening.
The Yankees “might be” active in tomorrow’s Rule 5 draft, but it sounds like that’s the extent of their action here in Dallas.
“I’m not in a position right now to tell you I’m optimistic on anything,” Cashman said. “There’s not a person in here that should beat you on something that’s really significant right now. If someone’s got something that’s so dramatic that it’s going to play loudly, I would say it’s most likely inaccurate.”