According to a report, the Yankees met with free agent right-hander Stephen Strasburg on Wednesday.
MLB.com's Mark Feinsand has reported that the meeting between the two sides went well, and that while the Yankees tried to sell the righty on their organization and the New York market, exact dollars were not discussed.
The Bombers have also met with Gerrit Cole, with Jon Heyman reporting that the two sides had a "very nice" first meeting.
With Zack Wheeler now off the market, having reportedly agreed to a five-year, $118 million deal with the Phillies, SNY's Andy Martino has noted that the Yankees square focus is now on Cole, and to a lesser degree Strasburg, whom the team still considers an elite pitching option.
After missing out on the bigger names of last year's class like Manny Machado and Bryce Harper, the Yankees have publicly vowed to be more aggressive in this year's market.
"We're going to talk to Strasburg. We're going to talk to Cole," Yankees GM Brian Cashman said earlier this offseason. "We're going to talk to the higher-end guys and talk to some surprise guys I'm sure. It's hard to predict, but obviously anybody would have interest in players like that."
Martino reported in November that Cole could wait until after the new year to sign, and while Strasburg is a fellow Scott Boras client, there has been some thought hat the latter could sign sooner rather than later.
Strasburg pitched to a 3.32 ERA and 1.03 WHIP with 251 strikeouts in 209 innings over 33 starts this past season.