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Yankees making a play for Soria?

07.18.10 at 1:57 pm ET

According to the New York Baseball Digest, there are indications that the Yankees are ready to get in the hunt for Kansas City closer Joakim Soria. Writes Frank Russo:

I spoke with my main Yankees source down in Tampa on Sunday morning who informed me that the team is in the midst of ongoing discussions with Kansas City over the availability of Joakim Soria. ‘€œKC is very adamant with their demands in wanting at least one major league ready player and several prospects. I think that it’€™s a deal that ‘€Cash’€ has to make. ‘€œThey’€™re not winning another championship with the way the bullpen is currently constructed. Brian has to do something soon. Other than Mariano, the bullpen has been a total ‘€œcrap shoot.’€

Soria is making $3 million this season, and $4 million in 2011, with the Royals holding club options of $6 million, $8 million, and $8.75 million, respectively, over the following three seasons.

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