MLB, union put Alex Rodriguez grievance deadline on hold

NEW YORK (AP) Major League Baseball and the players' association have stopped the clock on the deadline for Alex Rodriguez to file a grievance against the New York Yankees for not making a $6 million payment when he hit his 660th home run.

Rodriguez tied Willie Mays for fourth place on the career home run list on May 1, and baseball's labor contract sets a 45-day deadline to file a grievance.

MLB and the union said Tuesday the deadline is on hold for as long as the two sides agree.

At the time Rodriguez and the Yankees signed their $275 million, 10-year contract in December 2007, they signed a separate marketing agreement that called for $6 million each for up to five milestone accomplishments.

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