General manager Brian Cashman said today — first on a radio interview, and then to a group of writers — that the Yankees made a “significant offer” to Cano. Previously, Hal Steinbrenner had indicated that the Yankees were willing to make an offer, but Cashman made it clear that an offer was already extended.
“I thought I was restating Hal’s stuff,” Cashman said. “If I said a little bit more, that’s all I’m saying.”
Cashman wouldn’t say when the offer was made. He also wouldn’t say whether it’s been rejected or remains on the table. It’s been unusual for the Yankees to make mid-contract offers, but Cashman said that’s not necessarily an organizational rule.
“Since we’re the team, we have the right to chance our minds and adjust the policy whenever,” Cashman said. “Especially ownership. It’s not like it’s a country club and here’s the code of conduct that you can’t deviate from. We’ve had a history of doing things a certain way, but that doesn’t mean that you have to do it that way every day.”
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