Bryan Hoch of MLB.com:

The Yankees have identified Cliff Lee as their top priority entering this offseason, and on Wednesday, Brian Cashman had his chance to tell the pitcher in person.

Cashman traveled to Arkansas to meet with the free-agent left-hander and his representative, Darek Braunecker, getting acquainted as the Yankees enter the early stages of a courtship that they hope will end with Lee trying on Yankees pinstripes.