The NY Daily News is reporting that the Yankees are working to get Alex Rodriguez back in pinstripes, but only at below market value, and only if his agent, Scott Boras, is out of the equation. As reported by Mark Feinsand and Bill Madden:
A high-ranking Yankees source told the Daily News that the team is willing to bring Rodriguez back on a below-market contract, one that would make up for the $21 million subsidy from the Rangers that the Yanks lost when A-Rod opted out of the final three years of his contract.
In addition, the Yankees don't want to deal with Boras, who has been Rodriguez's agent since the slugger was 16 years old.
"We will not negotiate with Scott Boras," a Yankees source said. "He cannot be in the room."
The interesting twist is apparently A-Rod is the one that initiated the contact through a third party.
Rodriguez will meet with Hank and Hal Steinbrenner, according to the report, but not until Mariano Rivera’s contract extension is completed.
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