07:18 AM ET 08.01 | So much for that Phillies fire sale. But it wasn't only for lack of interest on the part of other teams. Yankees GM Brian Cashman and Phillies GM Ruben Amaro spoke on the phone around 3 p.m. ET Wednesday, an hour before the trade deadline, at which time Amaro confirmed what the Yankees had been reading in the media: Michael Young was willing to waive his no-trade clause to go to the Yankees. So Cashman offered to send a prospect to Philly and pay the $5 million to go on Young's deal. And Amaro rejected the deal. Then Cashman asked about Phillies veteran catcher Carlos Ruiz, and was told that Ruiz, who has one home run this year, is not available. Both Young and Ruiz are free agents after the year. The Phillies just promoted third-base prospect Cody Asche, and Young played first base Wednesday.