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Posted by: Jack Curry on Mar 1, 2011 at 03:03:13 PM

BRADENTON, Fla. –- The baseball scout in the white hat, brown shirt and tan pants positioned himself behind the plate and scribbled notes during the Yankees-Pirates game. He watched every pitch, every swing and every movement. But was the man also studying the Yankees to collect information for a possible trade?

The scout was Terry Ryan, who is a senior adviser to the general manager for the Twins and who used to be their GM. Since there has been speculation that the Yankees might be interested in acquiring Minnesota left-hander Francisco Liriano, it seemed possible that Ryan was focusing his experienced eyes on the Yankees. Just in case.

As intriguing as Ryan’s presence was, Ryan insisted that he wasn’t scouting the Yankees. When I approached Ryan, he said that he wasn’t