The New York Times reported Friday morning on its website that New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman met with Mark Teixeira in Washington. Agent Scott Boras was present.
Tyler Kepner sums up the Yankees’ current free agent stance:
The Yankees’ priority is pitching, and Cashman met with Teixeira at the request of the agent Scott Boras, who also represents starters Derek Lowe and Oliver Perez and outfielder Manny Ramirez. Boras was present at the meeting with Teixeira, who was visiting family in Maryland.
The Yankees would love to add Teixeira, a switch-hitter with power who has won two Gold Gloves. But it is unlikely they could sign both Teixeira and Sabathia, to whom they offered a six-year, $140 million deal on Nov. 14.