Boston preps new offer for Santana
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Red Sox are preparing to revamp their proposal for superstar pitcher
The Twins are expected to decide by the end of Tuesday whether Santana will go to Boston or perhaps New York -- though for the Yankees to get back in it they will have to ignore their own Monday deadline.
The Red Sox are planning to enhance their offer by the early afternoon Tuesday. After the Twins' talks with the Yankees hit a stalemate over prospects just as the Yankees' self-imposed deadline hit late Monday, Minnesota put in a midnight call to Boston and requested that the Red Sox make their "best'' offer that included young left-hander
However, it's still possible that Minnesota is using the Red Sox to try to jack up the Yankees' current offer, which includes highly-touted young pitcher
The Twins and Red Sox exchanged medical information on Santana and Lester, and both sides were said to be satisfied with what they saw, another sign Boston leads the sweepstakes.
Boston was preparing bids Tuesday morning that included either Lester or top outfield prospect
Meanwhile, Yankees owner
The Twins and Yankees reached what one person term an "impasse'' after the Twins insisted that the Yankees include either pitcher
The Yankees told the Twins earlier that they did not want to include Horne or Jackson, and they certainly didn't want to include both. They also said they would not put Kennedy in with Hughes and Cabrera.