New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Alex Rodriguez has asked for and been granted a meeting with the team.
There were reports that the Yankees declined to meet with Rodriguez in his attempt to mend his relationship with the team, but Cashman said the reports were not true.
Cashman said Thursday was the first time Rodriguez requested a meeting with the team and that "we're more than happy to meet with him."
Last month, the New York Daily News reported that the Yankees are looking to void milestone bonuses in Rodriguez’s marketing contract and are prepared for a battle if he files a grievance with the Major League Baseball Players Association.
According to the report, the Yankees view the bonuses as "worthless" because of Rodriguez’s year-long suspension for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal.
Rodriguez returns to New York for the 2015 season. Cashman has said Rodriguez will be a designated hitter, though the third baseman reportedly believes he will be the starting third baseman when the season opens.
- Molly Geary