Sep 28, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano (24) gets a hit during the sixth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman concedes that they could be out-bid for free agent second baseman Robinson Cano.
Cashman said Tuesday at baseball's annual gathering of general managers that the Yankees will make a substantial offer but another team could offer more.
Cashman doesn't expect Cano to make a quick decision.
The Yankees want to bring in two starting pitchers, adding to a rotation that has holdovers CC Sabathia and Ivan Nova. Hiroki Kuroda has not announced if he will return next season.
Other needs include the left side of the infield, where shortstop Derek Jeter is coming off an injury-marred season due to a broken ankle. Third baseman Alex Rodriguez is appealing a 211-game suspension.
Cashman expects Jeter will be healthy for the start of next season.
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