Recruiting efforts by new manager Robin Ventura might not be enough for the White Sox to retain free agent Mark Buehrle.

But in the case of John Danks, a battle between multiple teams could help the quest of general manager Ken Williams to retool the Sox's roster with major league-ready arms.

The Yankees, according to an American League source, have been hesitant to move pitching prospects Manny Banuelos and Dellin Betances. But with Buehrle apparently moving closer to making a decision, the runner-ups could intensify their pursuit of Danks, who can become a free agent after next season.