Hank Steinbrenner stopped and talked to an AP reporter outside of Legends Field tonight. Here’s what he said about Johan Santana:
“Nothing is really decided at this point. I’m still leaning towards doing it. There’s others leaning not to do it. There are some others that are leaning to do it also. Disagreements within the organization. Nothing major, but just different opinions. I’ve changed my opinion a couple times.”
On Brian Cashman: “I always told him, `I’m going to make the final decisions because when you’re the owner you should.’ He is the general manager, and he has the right to talk me out of it and he has talked me out of some things.”
The Twins must be loving this. Cashman is like a poker player who’s buddy is standing behind him saying, “Wow, you have two kings.”
Hank also said that Tino Martinez would join the crew of guest instructors at spring training and that Luis Sojo is returning as the manager of Class A Tampa.