No movement in Washburn talks

July, 31, 2008
As of 10:30 a.m. ET, the Mariners and Yankees had not picked up the threads of their conversations about pitcher Jarrod Washburn, and executives involved in the trade talks don't expect that their standoff will be resolved.

The Yankees are willing to pay the rest of Washburn's salary, about $14 million, but aren't willing to trade a good prospect in the deal, and the Mariners asked for the Yankees' best pitching prospect. It is a situation, however, that could change rapidly with one phone call.

Buster Olney | email

ESPN Senior Writer


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