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Yanks called about Francisco Liriano?

Updated: March 1, 2011, 4:17 PM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

In an effort to improve their pitching, the Yankees called the Twins this offseason about the availability of Francisco Liriano, a baseball official with knowledge of the conversations between the two teams said.

Thus far, the Twins have been unwilling to trade Liriano. While Minnesota is not necessarily looking to shop the left-hander, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported last month that the Twins could be talked into it. Although Liriano is considered the Twins' ace, he is eligible ...

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