From Ken Rosenthal -
Believe it or not, teams are contacting the Yankees about trading for right-hander Carl Pavano; the Rockies are one club that might have interest if the Yankees paid a portion of the $21 million that Pavano is owed over the next two seasons.
The Yankees, naturally, say they won’t give Pavano away; their public position is that they want him to get healthy and be productive. Still, it’s difficult to imagine the Yankees rejecting even a mediocre offer for a pitcher who has been a severe disappointment.
One rotation possibility that the Yankees might consider, with or without Pavano: Right-hander Scott Proctor, who was one of the team’s best relievers last season.
If the Rockies offer Aaron Cook for Pavano and cash, the Yankees should jump on it.
As far as Proctor, that’s a hard call. I love him out of the pen – but, Torre will kill in him that role again next year. Maybe a move to the rotation is a way to save him from Joe?