Derek Jeter had a conference call with Hal Steinbrenner, Randy Levine and Brian Cashman this afternoon. Jeter would not go into detail about the details of the call, but he kept telling reporters, over and over again, “We are all on the same page.”
This morning, ESPN.com reported that the Yankees front office was upset with Jeter. According to the report, members of the front office felt that Jeter essentially took Jorge Posada off the hook, even after Posada had apologized and admitted being in the wrong when he asked out of Saturday’s game.
It’s not clear who felt the conference call was necessary, but Jeter said it wasn’t his idea. He woke up to find out that he was supposed to be on the call. Jeter also said this was not the first time he’d been on a conference call with that group of front office executives.
Cashman said through a team spokesman that he would not comment on the call, and Jeter said he was ready to move on.
“It’s a non-issue,” he said.