With a nod to Elton John's Songs From The West Coast album, here are your updates from the west coast starring Brian Cashman who spoke with reporters in San Diego. Some highlights:
- Cashman said he talked to the Dodgers about Dee Gordon and to the Phillies about Jimmy Rollins, but neither conversation went very far.
- Added that the Phillies said they would want more than Yanks would be willing to pay.
- Told reporters that the Yankees trainer Matt Krause met with Alex Rodriguez today and said the assessment was good.
- He has checked in with Hiroki Kuroda's agent but has no idea what Kuroda's decision will be.
- He said the Yankees are unlikely to take anyone in tomorrow's Rule 5 draft and that they'd rather keep the roster spots open.