Two of the Yankees' targets on the free-agent market may be moving closer to a decision.
Third baseman Chase Headley is weighing a four-year, $65-million offer from an unspecified team, according to a Yahoo Sports report, a price that might prove too steep for the Yankees.
Dominant lefthanded reliever Andrew Miller is close to choosing his next destination, according to multiple reports, with the Yankees potentially among the finalists.
A source confirmed Thursday that the Yankees remain engaged with Headley, Miller and incumbent closer David Robertson, who is believed to be seeking a four-year deal on the open market. With Headley and Miller, resolution could come soon, perhaps offering clarification about how the Yankees will proceed in what has been a quiet offseason for them.
After the Red Sox signed Pablo Sandoval, Headley took his place as the market's most highly regarded third baseman. After his trade from the Padres last season, he hit .262/.371/.398 in 58 games for the Yankees.
With Alex Rodriguez set to return from a season-long PED suspension, the Yankees could use some insurance at third base. But Headley, 30, reportedly has several other suitors, including the Giants, Indians and Marlins.
The Yankees' interest in Miller took shape more recently and might be a factor in whether Robertson remains in the Bronx. Miller had a 2.02 ERA with 103 strikeouts in 621/3 innings with the Red Sox and Orioles, establishing himself as one of the game's top relievers.
Although he's primarily been a setup man, Miller could wind up as an alternative to Robertson. The righthander reportedly is seeking a four-year deal worth roughly $50 million after saving 39 games as Mariano Rivera's replacement.