- Associated Press - Friday, July 23, 2010

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona president Derrick Hall has confirmed that the New York Yankees are among “a few teams” in discussions with the Diamondbacks about a possible trade for right-hander Dan Haren.

But Hall said Friday night that there is no front-runner and other clubs have made offers that are “of at least equal value” to what the Yankees are proposing. He said no trade is imminent.

Haren has emerged as one of the most sought-after starters as the July 31 trade deadline approaches. He is in the second season of a four-year, $44.75 million contract with a club option for a fifth year.

Haren is 7-8 with a 4.60 ERA for the last-place Diamondbacks. He entered Friday night tied with Florida’s Josh Johnson for the NL lead in strikeouts at 141.