Cashman Explains OF Comments to Jeter’s Agent

Via John Harper of the NY Daily News:

“I did talk to Casey Close,” Cashman said Wednesday night. “He asked, ‘Hey, what’s going on?’ Because they were receiving a lot of calls. And I explained everything to him. Hopefully I sufficed.

“I haven’t talked to Derek. As far as I’m concerned, there’s nothing to explain. This thing has taken on a life of its own, but it is what it is. We’re all good.”

To recap, at a breakfast event the other day Brian Cashman was asked if he could see Derek Jeter moving to third base eventually. Cashman responded by saying no and that it was more likely he would move to the outfield than play third. He added that he didn’t think that Jeter would finish his career at shortstop.

Afterward Cashman tried to temper reaction by saying that he was just responding to a question, he was, and that the Yankees aren’t planning any switch at this point, they aren’t.

Still, it was interesting to hear what Cashman’s thoughts on the situation were as they weren’t addressed when Jeter re-signed with the team. Even though the Yankees aren’t planning anything now to hear the team’s GM say that he doesn’t expect Jeter to finish his career at shortstop means that he will make future moves with that in mind. It is important for those of us who follow the Yankees to know this as it will explain situations and events in the future.

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