Thursday, July 12, 2007

A-Rod will be Guaranteed $30 Million Annually says Boras

New York Yankees third basemen Alex Rodriguez's agent Scott Boras has indicated that he will not be negotiating with the Yankee ballclub during the season and has raised the ante on what it will take to keep the league's best hitter in New York, according to the New York Post.

During a telephone interview with the Post, Boras indicated that Rodriguez will opt out of his contract at the end of the season that will pay him an estimated $28 million in 2008. This conversation coming only two days after the Yankees announced that they will break tradition and re-negotiate A-Rod's contract during the season.

Rodriguez is already among the highest paid players in the league along with teammates Roger Clemens and Jason Giambi.

It is also noted that if A-Rod does opt out of his contract, then the Texas Rangers will no longer have to pay their share of his contract due to trade stipulations back in 2003.

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