New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says the team doesn’t plan to pay a $6 million bonus to Alex Rodriguez for his 660th home run.
Cashman spoke Saturday before the Yankees played at Boston. On Friday night, Rodriguez hit No. 660, tying Willie Mays for fourth on the career list.
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"We have the right, but not the obligation to do something, and that’s it," Cashman said.
"So there is no dispute, from our perspective," he told reporters.
Rodriguez missed last season while serving a drug suspension. The Yankees and A-Rod have a marketing agreement that calls for $6 million each for up to five achievements, payable within 15 days of designation by the team.
The accomplishments were contemplated to be homers 660, 714, 755, 762 and 763 as he moved up baseball’s list. Rodriguez trails only Babe Ruth (714), Hank Aaron (755) and Bonds (762).
The Yankees didn’t market his pursuit of Mays’ mark.