TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -The New York Yankees were quiet Friday about the status of the trade talks involving Minnesota Twins left-hander Johan Santana.
The Yankees and Boston Red Sox are considered among the favorites to add the two-time AL Cy Young Award winner to their starting rotation.
New York senior vice president Hank Steinbrenner said Friday outside Legends Field, the Yankees' spring training complex, that the team will not be publicly addressing negotiations with Minnesota.
``Anything said at this point, and I expect the other people in the organization to follow suit, you never know how it affects whatever, especially with other teams we're dealing with,'' Steinbrenner said. ``It's just no comment for now. At this point, until we get something done or don't get something done on whatever we're looking to do, it's kind of as far as I'm concerned a lockdown now.''
The Yankees could finalize contracts with third baseman Alex Rodriguez, closer Mariano Rivera and backup catcher Jose Molina after next week's winter meetings in Nashville, Tenn.
``Everything is going smooth with all three of those guys,'' Steinbrenner said.

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