ESPN's Buster Olney writes on Twitter:

Heard this: Yankees working very hard tonight on deal for starting pitcher. Remember that they came close to deal for Aaron Harang in summer

According to Cot's, Harang is signed with the Reds for $12.5 million next season, with a team option for 2011 of $12.75 million with a $2 million dollar buyout. He was 6-14 with a 4.21 ERA last season.

Earlier today, Mike Puma at the Post said that Brian Cashman was "believed to have inquired" with the Cubs about Carlos Zambrano. Zambrano's agent says he hasn't heard anything and Puma notes that the Cubs asking price would probably be more than the Yankees want to pay, anyway.