Just a few quick Yankees notes from today…
• Francisco Cervelli had a minor whiplash scare while playing winter ball. He was brought to Tampa for tests, but Brian Cashman told ESPNNewYork that Cervelli is fine and going back to Venezuela to finish the season.
• Bob Klapisch reports that Scott Boras asked the Yankees if they’d be interested in bringing Rafael Soriano back on a one-year deal. Klapisch says the offer was “flatly denied.” After Soriano opted out and turned down a qualifying offer, it’s hard to imagine the Yankees bringing him back unless it’s a significant discount. Cashman has said he’s not looking for additional bullpen help.
• Before Lance Berkman signed with the Rangers, the Yankees showed some interest in bringing him back to New York as a designated hitter. Two sources have told Ken Rosenthal that the Yankees made an offer. Another source says the two sides simply talked.