The Yankees and Red Sox are neck and neck in the race to land reliever Scott Downs in a trade with the Blue Jays. "It's the Yankees and Red Sox," said a source with knowledge of Toronto's plans. "And he is clearly the best reliever out there." New York only has Boone Logan as a lefty reliever with Damaso Marte on the disabled list. Fellow lefty Will Ohman is also available, but one talent evaluator said, "It's not even close between Downs and Ohman, Downs is far better."
Yankees, Red Sox Going After Scott Downs