Yankees GM Brian Cashman said he has spoken with Manny Machado's agent, Dan Lozano, multiple times this offseason but none yet in Las Vegas during the MLB Winter Meetings.
"I'm not going to deny we've had a conversation or two," Cashman said, according to MLB.com's Mark Feinsand.
The Phillies and White Sox have also expressed their interest in Machado, who had a .297/.367/.538 batting line with 37 home runs and 107 RBIs in 162 games with the Orioles and Dodgers last season.
Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner previously said he wanted to sit down with Machado to discuss his "Johnny Hustle" comments stemming from his lack of effort and his on-field antics during the World Series. Those actions reportedly left the Yankees "lukewarm" on pursuing him.
Still, the Yankees have a need in the infield after Didi Gregorius underwent Tommy John surgery in the offseason and will miss a significant amount of time. Machado isn't the other other infielder whom the Yankees have scouted, though.