The New York Yankees made two expected moves Monday, locking up sluggers Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson through next season.
While exercising their respective team options came as no surprise — even though Cano and Granderson struggled mightily in the postseason — the biggest news of the New York offseason may come from another aging star.
But on Monday, manager Joe Girardi tried to smooth the waters with the third baseman, calling Rodriguez to discuss his options for 2013, according to Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York. He is owed $114 million — not including about $30 million in home run incentives — from the Yankees over the next five years, and his contract contains a full no-trade clause.
A-Rod hit .120 this postseason and would need to approve any deal before being shipped out of the Bronx.