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New York Yankees News Recap: Garcia, Free Agents, Yoenis and Berkman

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Freddy Garcia's agent said there is "mutual interest" between his client and the Yankees. Garcia is one of many available pitchers that Brian Cashman will look at. Expect a lot of rumors to fly next week during the GM meetings in Mill-e-wah-que (Algonquin for "the good land").

  • After locking up CC Sabathia for five more years, Cashman said he will take a "conservative" approach to the free-agent market, but wants to add at least one starter. He's contacted the agent for C.J. Wilson - who he identified as the top FA pitcher - and Roy Oswalt already. 
  • Cash also contacted Mark Buehrle's agent, but Buster Olney said the Yanks won't make a serious run at him.
  • Yoenis Cespedes is still on the radar, but will he fall on the Hideki Matsui side of the fence or on the Kei Igawa side? It's always tough to tell with IFAs who haven't played against top competition. 
  • Lance Berkman doesn't like the DH and is rather opposed to the idea of the Houston Astros moving to the American League -

I think it's a travesty... It's a National League franchise. I think if they were going to do something like that, Milwaukee's the choice to go back to the American League; they're historically an American League franchise.