Heyman: Yankees, Scott Boras Discuss Free Agent Edwin Jackson
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NEW YORK (WFAN) – The Yankees have been reluctant to pull the trigger on any big-money pitching contracts this offseason.
Is that about to change?
WFAN’s Jon Heyman reports high-powered agent Scott Boras met with Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner on Wednesday “to discuss a potential deal” for starter Edwin Jackson.
Jackson’s original asking price was reportedly five years at over $50 million.
According to the Newark Star-Ledger, Wednesday’s meeting was held at the request of Boras. The Yankees also have interest in starters Roy Oswalt and Hiroki Kuroda, reported Heyman.
The 28-year-old Jackson has gone 60-60 with a 4.46 ERA over nine seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Tampa Bay Rays, Detroit Tigers, Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago White Sox and St. Louis Cardinals.
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