Mike Silva from Mike Silva's New York Baseball Digest reported this morning that the Yankees have made an offer to left-handed pitcher Odalis Perez. Perez went 7-12 with a 4.34 ERA in 30 starts for the Nationals last year. This was also mentioned a few days ago by ESPN's Enrique Rojas. I have no idea why the Yankees would be interesting in Perez, this can't possibly be part of their backup plan if they don't sign CC, Burnett, and Lowe, can it? If they're going to sign a left-hander named O. Perez it should be Oliver not Odalis.
Silva is also reporting that the Yankees have been asking the Royals about 25 year old right-hander Zack Greinke. Last year he was 13-10 with a 3.47 ERA, and threw 202.1 innings in 32 starts for KC. Silva speculates the deal will take a package of either Hughes or Kennedy and Melky. I wouldn't trade Hughes for him, but I'd wouldn't mind sending Kennedy and Melky to KC.