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Mariners Scouting Yankee Farm System

Seattle is apparently still trying to get the New York Yankees to bite on a trade for left-handed starter Cliff Lee.

The Mets, Dodgers and Rangers have inquired on Lee, according to major-league sources. Many in the industry project the Twins as the front-runner. The Yankees, currently set with five starters, seem more likely to pursue Lee in free agency than in a trade. While the Mariners have scouted the Yankees’ farm system and the Yankees have scouted Lee, the Yankees routinely attend the starts of pitchers on their free-agent wish list.