Cashman has been with the Yankees since he started as an intern with the club in 1986. His three-year contract expires at the end of this year. Cashman was named Senior Vice President and GM of the Yankees in February 1998.
"We've never done a deal until it's close to being up. There's nothing more to say," Cashman told Heyman in a phone interview last week. "All our focus is to try to win as many games as is necessary to qualify for the postseason."
The Yankees, who failed to make the playoffs last season, have not missed postseason play for two straight years since 1992 and 1993.
Yankees higher-ups, according to one league executive, believe a likely second straight quiet October "isn't [Cashman's] fault."
Entering Thursday, the Yankees are 71-66 and 9.5 games behind the American League East-leading Baltimore Orioles. The Yankees are also four games behind the Detroit Tigers for the second American League wild card spot.
- Sarah Barshop