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The Yankees continue to talk with free agent pitcher Dallas Keuchel, but are facing late competition from the St. Louis Cardinals and other teams, according to major league sources.
The Braves and Twins have also been involved, though the exact level of their interest was unclear on Thursday morning.
As SNY reported last week, the Yanks are a frontrunner to sign Keuchel. Sources would not say if New York is willing to go more than one year on the 31-year-old former Cy Young Award-winner, whose performance has declined in recent seasons.
It's worth noting that the Yankees had almost no interest in Keuchel during the offseason. GM Brian Cashman often sets limits and does not exceed them, as he did with free agent starter Patrick Corbin last winter, who found a richer deal in Washington.