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Mark Buehrle Rumors: Yankees, Marlins Reach Out

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 17:  Starting pitcher Mark Buehrle #56 of the Chicago White Sox delivers during the first inning against the Cleveland Indians at U.S. Cellular Field on August 17, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 17: Starting pitcher Mark Buehrle #56 of the Chicago White Sox delivers during the first inning against the Cleveland Indians at U.S. Cellular Field on August 17, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)
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The competition for starting pitcher Mark Buehrle is heating up; a good sign for the southpaw, but not so for White Sox fans.

The New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman spoke today with Jeff Berry, the agent for Mark Buehrle, reports Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News. It appears only the preliminary talks have began, as no offers have been made to any free agents, Cashman said.

Cashman has now reached out to four of the top free agent starting pitchers available. 

Meanwhile Berry's client, Mark Buehrle, toured the new Miami Marlins ballpark and reunited with his former manger Ozzie Guillen during the free agent's daylong visit with the club today, according to Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post.

Both reports back up FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi earlier claim that both teams are said to be interested. The Red Sox, Rangers, and perhaps the Blue Jays are also among the interested teams.