The New York Yankees' search for starting pitching entered a new phase Tuesday, as general manager Brian Cashman met with the agent for free-agent pitchers C.J. Wilson and Roy Oswalt, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
Wilson is the top free agent pitcher on the market, and Oswalt is a reliable fallback option. Cashman and agent Bob Garber sat down to discuss the two pitchers Tuesday at the general manager's meetings in Milwaukee, though Cashman said the talks were preliminary and he has not made an offer.
In fact, Cashman said he has not made an offer on any free agents so far this winter, though he has been actively involved in trade talks, as he tries to find ways to bolster his thin rotation.
"I've had conversations, I've had some back and forth on trade stuff," he said, though he maintained that nothing was close.
Teams have called to ask about Nick Swisher, A.J. Burnett and others, Cashman said.
"Oh, yeah. I have teams calling...