Yanks now focus on 'pen

luis_vizcaino70216n.jpgThe offices down at Legends Field in Tampa are pretty busy these days. In the last week we saw the Yankees re-sign catcher Jorge Posada and close in on an agreement with third baseman Alex Rodriguez. They are also awaiting word from Mariano Rivera on whether he will accept their 3 year-$45 million offer. They offered free agent Mike Lowell a 4 year deal and now are prepared to focus on the bullpen.

The top priority logically would be Rivera, but in the event he decides to reject the Yankees offer and skip town, it's believed that they will look at Milwaukee Brewers closer Francisco Cordero as his replacement. The Yanks are also looking to bring back reliever Luis Vizcaino. Both are reprepresented by Bean Stringfellow. The Yanks have contacted Stringfellow on both players. The talks on Cordero have been described as "general", while talks on Vizcaino have some juice behind them.

Via Anthony McCarron, NY Daily News:
"They're interested in bringing him back and he's interested in coming back," Stringfellow said. "We agreed to talk at a later date, perhaps this week. We've gotten numerous calls on Luis. He enjoyed his stay in New York."

Vizcaino struggled in his first couple months in the Bronx. As the season went on, he became one of Joe Torre's most reliable guys out of the pen, until a dead arm hit him in September. Overall Vizcaino finished 8-2 with a 4.30 ERA in 77games.
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