This is interesting. I wonder if this means that Cano could be out longer than expected. I personally am nervous about trading away Proctor who seems to be hot right now. Moving him now though might be selling high.The Post has learned the Yankees and Braves have held discussions about the Yankees acquiring switch-hitting infielder Wilson Betemit and may be willing to give up reliever Scott Proctor.
Betemit has filled in well for Chipper Jones at third base, but the Braves believe their best way to cop the NL wild card is to improve their bullpen. And like a lot of NL clubs, the Phillies included, they like Proctor's live arm.
"They have a lot of teams asking for Betemit," an NL source said of the Braves. "And some of them have more experienced players to offer than the Yankees." Betemit was hitting .290 with nine homers and 29 RBIs in 85 games going into last night.
Seems like the Yankees wouldn't need Betemit if they have Cano, but if that means they could flip Cano for a starting pitcher it might be a wise move. Betemit and Cano are similar players.