The New York Yankees' general manager has made contact with C.J. Wilson's Agent Bob Garber.

Brian Cashman indicated that no offer was made and this was the beginning of their off-season. According to espnnewyork.com's Andrew Marchand, Cashman said that this was "just starting the process." Cashman noted that this would be a "slow process" and in addition he is "reaching out to all agents" with players who are free agents this off-season.

Wilson's agent noted that his personality would "thrive" in New York.

He is one of those guys who would fit in there very well. He would fit in most places pretty well. New York, I think he would thrive in a city like that. His number one priority is that he wants to play for a winning team. The Yankees have as good or better a reputation of that than anybody. -C.J. Wilson's Agent Bob Garber-

C.J. Wilson in 2011 went 16-7 with a 2.94 ERA and a 74-206 walk to strikeout ratio. Wilson is the top free agent starter in this year's pitching market.

 

Quotes and stats courtesy of Andrew Marchand of espnnewyork.com