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MLB | Rodriguez, Yankees clear contract hurdle

Murray Chass, of The New York Times, reports 3B Alex Rodriguez (Yankees) and the New York Yankees have agreed in principle to a marketing deal that would reward Rodriguez for each time he reaches a career home run milestone in a Yankee uniform. As a portion of the Yankees' current contract offer, Rodriguez would receive $6 million when he matches the career home run totals of Willie Mays (660), Babe Ruth (714), Hank Aaron (755) and free agent OF Barry Bonds (762), and for when he tops Bonds. The office of Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig and the players union reportedly approved the deal, which was believed to be an important piece of New York's offer. With the milestones, Rodriguez could potentially make a total salary of $305 million over 10 years under the Yankees' current proposal.

2007-11-24 23:43:25 | Source:

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