Yankees’ Organizational Meetings Underway

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The New York Yankees’ organizational meetings to address offseason plans are underway.

General manager Brian Cashman, president Randy Levine and senior adviser Gene Michael were among the team officials participating in meetings Monday at the Yankees’ complex in Florida with managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner.

Comimg off an American League championship series loss to Texas, establishing budget figures and negotiating strategies for potential free agents — a list that includes Rangers ace Cliff Lee and Tampa Bay left fielder Carl Crawford — are two of the discussion items.

New York also needs to work out new contracts with shortstop Derek Jeter, closer Mariano Rivera and left-hander Andy Pettitte, should he decide not to retire.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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