Report: The Yankees are flying to meet with Cliff Lee today

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Bear season began in Arkansas on Tuesday (really).  The Yankees are on their way down there, loaded for it according to MLB Trade Rumors:

The Yankees are flying into Arkansas personally today to meet with Cliff Lee

Good scoop by MLBTR.  It’s pretty obvious that the Yankees won’t be denied. Or if they are to be denied it’s not going to be for lack of effort and the dump trucks full of money they’re going to be unloading on Cliff Lee’s front porch in Little Rock.

Steven Wright undergoes procedures on left knee

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The Red Sox announced that starter Steven Wright underwent a left knee arthroscopy and debridement on Monday in New York. There is no timetable yet for his recovery, so it is still not known if he will be ready for spring training.

Wright, 34, was bothered by left knee issues throughout the 2018 season. He made four starts and 16 relief appearances totaling 53 2/3 innings, posting a 2.68 ERA with 42 strikeouts and 26 walks. Wright was on the ALDS roster but was removed due to the knee issue and did not appear in the postseason.

Wright is entering his second of three years of arbitration eligibility. He is due a raise on his $1.1 million salary. The Red Sox could non-tender him, but that seems unlikely.