Negotiations between Robinson Cano's representatives and the Yankees continued in a phone conversation Wednesday, according to a person familiar with the situation, but a wide gap remains between what the second baseman wants and what the Yankees are willing to give him.
The brief phone call occurred a day after two of Cano's agents -- not including rapper Jay Z -- held what is believed to be their first face-to-face meeting with Yankees brass this offseason. The team was represented at that midtown meeting by president Randy Levine and general manager Brian Cashman.
The two sides agreed to continue the dialogue after breaking for the Thanksgiving holiday, likely with another phone call early next week, the person said. They are looking to find common ground on a contract, trying to bridge what is currently believed to be a gap of more than $100 million.
Cano, who has spent time this offseason in New York City, is scheduled to be in Dominican Republic Thursday for a parade honoring the Dominican team that won the World Baseball Classic last spring.
Cano, the tournament's MVP, will receive his championship ring from Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina at the presidential palace in Santo Domingo, according to a Major League Baseball news release.