Jeter, Yankees meet in Florida

The Derek Jeter negotiations could be starting to thaw.

Jeter and his agent, Casey Close, met with Yankees executives in Tampa on Tuesday.

As of 7:45 p.m. ET, it is not known whether the sides were still meeting or which Yankees officials were in attendance. But any sitdown with Jeter figured to include owner Hal Steinbrenner and general manager Brian Cashman.

The two sides had not spoken in several days. The Yankees have made Jeter a three-year, $45 million offer. Jeter, according to the New York Times, wants a four- or five-year deal worth $23 million to $24 million per season.

The extent that each side is willing to compromise is not known, but the expectation throughout the industry is that Jeter will remain with the Yankees.