NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) – Yankees general manager Brian Cashman and other high-ranking team officials have gathered in Florida to address offseason plans.
What they probably didn’t plan on with CC Sabathia’s opt-out situation looming? Robinson Cano’s agent asking for a re-worked contract, according to the New York Post.
Scott Boras has reached out to the Yankees — so far to no avail.
“I called Cash to ask about dropping the options and he hasn’t returned the call,” he told the paper.
Cano slugged 28 home runs and drove in 118 RBIs in 2011 — to the tune of a .302 average. Not to mention his Home Run Derby crown won in July. All that production cost the Yankees $10 million this season.
The second baseman’s options for $14 million in 2012 and $15 million in 2013 “can’t be split” under his current contract, The Post reported.
An organizational meeting on Wednesday lasted around 6 1/2 hours at George Steinbrenner Field, the Yankees’ spring training home.
Items on the Yankees’ agenda include whether to pick up right fielder Nick Swisher’s $10.25 million option and formulating potential plans for Sabathia, who can opt out of his 7-year, $161 million contract after the World Series.
Cashman’s current contract expires at the end of the month, as well.
There were no announcements made after the session, which ended around 4:30 p.m. Although originally scheduled to be a two-day affair, the New York-based officials were returning home after completing their work on Wednesday.
Others involved in the meetings included managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner, team president Randy Levine, special adviser Gene Michael, senior director of pro personnel Billy Eppler, assistant general manager Jean Afterman and senior vice president of baseball operations Mark Newman.
Eppler has interviewed for the vacant general manager position with the Los Angeles Angels. He declined to comment about the ongoing process, which could see the Angels hold a second round of interviews.
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