Thursday, December 11, 2008
Yankees still in the mix to sign Lowe
Despite rumblings that the Yankees would back off their pursuit of Derek Lowe if they can sign A.J. Burnett, the Yanks would remain interested in Lowe in any case, according to a baseball official familiar with the team's plans.
The Yankees remain determined to add two starters from the group that includes Burnett, Lowe, Andy Pettitte and Ben Sheets. And while they would prefer that one of those starters be a pitcher they can sign for just a year or two (i.e., Pettitte or Sheets), they have not ruled out signing both Burnett and Lowe.