Infante is seeking a four-year, $40 million deal, which may be more than the Yankees are willing to spend, according to ESPN.com.
"When they're looking at true opportunity, they know that Kolten Wong exists," general manager John Mozeliak said. "And they know our intentions are for him to play."
The Cardinals made their intentions clear by trading David Freese to the Angels earlier this offseason, allowing Matt Carpenter to move to third base, thereby opening up second base for Wong. Though Wong was unable to secure a full-time role after his callup in August, hitting .153 in 59 at-bats, the Cardinals are still confident in their 2013 minor-league player of the year.
"We put him in a situation that he'd never been in before," manager Mike Matheny said, referring to Wong's platoon role with Freese. "He's shown every indication [of being a starter] and shown it to all of us, too. We just didn't get to see it night after night of what kind of excitement he brings to the field. So the talent level isn't the question. It's just a matter of maturing."
Weeks is presumed to be expendable with the emergence of Scooter Gennett last year, but the Marlins have already signed Rafael Furcal to serve as their second baseman in 2014.
Cano was considered the top free agent on the market. He hit .314 over his final five seasons with the Yankees, averaging 28.4 home runs and 102.6 RBI.
The Yankees could use Infante after getting outbid by the Mariners for Robinson Cano. The Royals are also in the mix for his services. Infante hit .318 with 10 homers and a .795 OPS in 453 at-bats for the Tigers last year.
The Yankees do have some interest in Phillips but are unwilling to move Gardner in a potential deal with the Reds, who have interest in trading the second baseman.
Ackley struggled at the beginning of the season, but showed some promise after a demotion to the minors. Seattle began using Ackley in the outfield last season, though he also has experience as a second baseman. The Yankees, Mets and Padres have all asked about Ackley recently, according to CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman.
Ackley hit .253/.319/.341 in 384 at-bats.
Espinosa struggled last season, hitting .158/.193/.272 in 158 at-bats before being demoted. Washington is hoping to use Espinosa as a utility player despite interest from a couple teams, including the Yankees. The Nationals dealt utility man Steve Lombardozzi earlier in the offseason.
Infante is coming off a season in which he hit .318/.345/.450 in 453 at-bats. Not surprisingly, he's seeking a long-term deal. The 31-year-old spent the past two seasons in Detroit.