According to Joel Sherman of the NY Post, the Yankees have become the front runners in a deal for Cliff Lee as the two teams are “on the brink” of making a deal involving catcher Jesus Montero.

Here is more from the Post:

Yankees GM Brian Cashman and Seattle GM Jack Zduriencik have been in constant contact over the last week, but it was only last night that the Seattle GM told Yankees officials he wanted to move quickly, possibly before the All-Star break next week.

The Yanks were not assured of obtaining Lee since other clubs such as the Mets, Twins, and Rangers were in talks.

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