NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees and representatives for Robinson Cano chose not to meet today, a day after they had a meeting in Manhattan to discuss terms for a new contract for the free-agent second basemen, and a source involved in the negotiations told ESPNNewYork.com that the two sides would probably not meet again until sometime next week at the earliest.
"Maybe a phone call on Friday, but that's about it," said the source, who was familiar with what was discussed at Tuesday's meeting attended by Yankees GM Brian Cashman, team president Randy Levine, Cano's agent, Brodie Van Wagenen, and a representative of Jay Z's Roc Nation.
"They [Cano's people] came down a little bit, but the move was so minuscule it hardly qualifies as a move," said the source, who added that Cano's reps said they have "many offers" from other teams. According to published reports, Cano is seeking a 10-year deal worth $310 million; the Yankees are believed to have offered seven years at approximately $160 million.
"Both sides still have a long way to go," said the source.