Yankees Rumors 01.12: New York In Talks With Pitcher Edwin Jackson

The New York Yankees have done a poor job of addressing the holes in their starting ration this offseason but that all could change soon, as the Bronx Bombers seems to be trying to work out a deal with free agent, right-handed pitcher Edwin Jackson. According to Dan Martin of the New York Post, a source confirmed that Yankee owner Hal Steinbrenner met with Scott Boras about working out a deal for the right-hander.

"If that sounds familiar, the two talked last year around this time and the result was the acquisition of Rafael Soriano, who had an ugly first season in The Bronx," wrote Martin Thursday. "Steinbrenner and general manager Brian Cashman have said they would like to upgrade the starting rotation, which still has considerable question marks after CC Sabathia, whom the Yankees signed to a contract extension after the season."
Last season, Jackson went 12-9 for the Chicago White Sox and St. Louis Cardinals. Jackson also went 1-1 in the postseason that featured the Cardinals winning the World Series.

According to the NY Post report, Boras is looking for a four- to five-year deal worth $12-million a year.

-- See Pinstripe Alley for more discussion and analysis of the Yankees.

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