Yankees meet with Cliff Lee's agent on first day of winter meetings

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - The Yankees have met with the

agent for left-hander Cliff Lee as the winter meetings opened.

General manager Brian Cashman, wearing a Yankees T-shirt, blue

jeans, hooded sweat shirt and flip flops, said he stayed in his

suite all day and spent it meeting with agents and teams. He would

only specifically discuss Lee and agent Darek Braunecker, since it

is known the 2008 AL Cy Young Award winner is New York's top


Cashman said "while we're in the same area, I'm going to try to

meet with him as much I possibly can."

Texas also want to re-sign 32-year-old, who helped the Rangers

reach the World Series for the first time.

Braunecker said multiple teams wanted "the best player on the