• Hal: Yanks already talking extension with Cano

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Feb 8, 2013
    Theoretically, they could attempt to sign Cano to an extension and still come in under $189 million. Steinbrenner did not specify who was involved in the conversations, but a source with knowledge of the negotiations told ESPNNewYork.com that Steinbrenner has spoken with Cano's agent, Scott Boras, about the possibility of avoiding having to bid for Cano on the open market next winter. One of the few times they made an exception GM Brian Cashman offered to discuss a contract extension with Alex Rodriguez during the 2007 season the player rejected the overture. The Yankees have declined to pursue contract extensions in the past with Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera, among others, waiting for the contracts to elapse before opening talks on new deals.
    Sources: ESPN.com MLB.com

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