The Yankees have joined the Mets among the total of eight teams that have expressed interest in Johan Santana for 2014, sources have told ESPN New York.

The talks with all the teams are in the preliminary stages.

Santana, 34, has not pitched in two of the past three seasons because of shoulder surgery. In 2012, he threw the first no-hitter in Mets history before injuring the shoulder again.

According to a baseball official, another of his former teams, the Minnesota Twins, have expressed interest in Santana. The other five teams are the Tampa Bay Rays, the Baltimore Orioles, the Kansas City Royals, the Milwaukee Brewers and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Like other clubs, the Yankees could possibly offer Santana an incentive-laden non-roster invitee contract. Santana's agent Peter Greenberg has told teams Santana is interested in signing a contract now if a club separates itself from the pack. If not, Santana is expected to throw in January to showcase himself.