wes helms There are a couple of reports out that have the Yankees discussing a deal with the Florida Marlins.

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports had one which he states the Yankees have discussed OF Cody Ross with Florida, but notes that a deal for Ross may be a longshot as he expects their asking price to be too high for the Yankees.

Rosenthal said that it is more likely that the two sides could work out a deal for closer Leo Nunez .

Nunez is a 26-year-old who has spent his career with the Royals and Marlins. He became a full-time closer last season and has had a great year in 2010.

In 39 appearances, he has a 3-2 record with a 2.87 ERA and 21 saves. Nunez is under team control for two more seasons after this one.

Joe Frisaro of MLB.com also has a report out that said the Yankees and Marlins have been discussing a deal for veteran IF/OF Wes Helms .

The Yankees like Helms because he is a right-handed bat that can fill in for Alex Rodriguez at third base occasionally. He can also play first base and the corner outfield spots as well.

The Yankees, who have had scouts watching the Marlins this weekend, would love to acquire all three players, but out of the three Helms is the most likely they would get.

General manager Brian Cashman has identified the teams most pressing need is a veteran who can backup A-Rod.

He’s also said that while he would like to add a reliever or two, their cost is typically too high and that he would rather improve the bullpen internally.

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