Report: Yankees Inquired With Twins About Francisco Liriano, Denard Span

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July 30, 2011

The Yankees always seem to surface as a potential suitor for some of the biggest names on the trade market. While working the phones, they inquired with the Minnesota Twins about a pair of players.

The Yankees contacted the Twins about Francisco Liriano, but the Twins said Liriano is not going to be traded, Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman reported on Twitter. The Yankees also asked about outfielder Denard Span, according to Yahoo's Tim Brown.

Brown said that he thought a potential trade for Span could be a "part of something bigger," and Joel Sherman of the New York Post tweeted that, if the Yankees acquired Span, they might send him to the Nationals for Tyler Clippard.

Span is batting .294 with two home runs and 15 RBIs through 56 games this season. Liriano has accumulated a 4.67 ERA in 19 starts this season, while also twirling a no-hitter.

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