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Cashman foresees Jeter in outfield during contract

Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter addresses the media after

Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter addresses the media after he agreed to a $51 million, three-year contract, which also includes an $8 million player option for 2014. (Dec. 7, 2010) Photo Credit: AP

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman was quoted at a breakfast sponsored by WFAN making the following observations:

The GM believes that shortstop Derek Jeter will move to the outfield before his three-year contract is over. [It has been speculated that Jeter would move to third base and Alex Rodriguez would become tthe designated hitter when Jorge Posada retires].

"I'd be surprised if he plays shortstop for all four years (of his deal)," Cashman was quoted "I see him moving to the outfield."

UPDATE: Brian Cashman clarifies his Jeter comments.

Cashman also said the Red Sox are better than the Yankees right now, but the Yanks have a stronger bullpen and are "one starter"’ away from contending for the World Series.

The GM also said Mariano Rivera was the best Yankee he had ever seen. It was left up to the beholder to determine if that was a jab at Jeter.

 

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