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Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Potential landing spots for Sheets, Lowe


If the Yankees are successful in landing A.J. Burnett in the next day or two, he'll join CC Sabathia in the New York rotation at a total cost of nearly $250 million.

New York still would be interested in adding a third starter through free agency, but indications are it will be a short-term option -- most likely Ben Sheets -- rather than Derek Lowe. Sheets started for the National League in the All-Star Game this past season but probably will have to settle for a two-year deal because of late-season elbow concerns.

If Sheets joins Burnett and Sabathia in the Bronx, Lowe will be looking at Boston, Philadelphia, the Mets and Atlanta as his most likely destinations. The Red Sox and Phillies don't seem interested in going beyond three years for a free-agent starter, however.