A-Rod Ties Willie Mays, and Yanks Won't Pay Up

Team balks at $6M bonus
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 2, 2015 3:47 PM CDT
Alex Rodriguez runs to first after hitting a solo homer in the eighth inning Friday night against Boston.   (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

(Newser) – It should have been confetti time: Alex Rodriguez hit home run No. 660 last night to tie Willie Mays for fourth place on the all-time list. The Yankees, however, are balking at paying a $6 million bonus for the milestone that was negotiated in the more innocent A-Rod days of 2007, reports the Daily News. The team maintains that it can't possibly market the feat because of A-Rod's steroid scandals, so the pact is void, explains USA Today. "We have the right, not the obligation to do something," says GM Brian Cashman. "It's not you do this, you get that. It's completely different." No word yet on whether Rodriguez will formally appeal.

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