The Yankees are still talking to free agent pitchers Andy Pettitte and Ben Sheets as they seek to add yet another veteran pitcher to their vastly improved rotation. The Yankees are believed to be offering less guaranteed money than the $10 million that was on the table for months for Pettitte but still may prefer to bring him back.
While the Rangers have met twice with Sheets, the Yankees are one of a few teams considering the talented righthander. Sheets has provided a second medical report for teams to review but it isn't known how it differs from the first. His market has been slow despite a career full of accomplishments. At least one of the teams looking at Sheets appears to be hoping to keep it to a one-year deal.
The pitching market is rough right now, as the only remaining free agent starter known to have received an offer of at least three years is Oliver Perez, who received an offer of at least that length from the Mets. Free agents Randy Wolf and Jon Garland are believed to be getting one-year offers in the range of $5-to-7 million, with the Dodgers and Diamondbacks among the pursuers. The Bergen Record first mentioned renewed talks between Pettitte and the Yankees, who already added CC Sabathia and A.J. Burnett to their rotation.