- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 30, 2010

NEW YORK (AP) - A baseball official says Derek Jeter and his agent, Casey Close, have met Tuesday as the New York Yankees await a counteroffer from their captain.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the team didn’t make any announcements. The meeting was first reported by Newsday.

New York has offered Jeter a $45 million, three-year contract, and the All-Star shortstop has not made a formal proposal.

Close has suggested a contract averaging about $23 million for four or five seasons, the baseball official said, but the numbers were suggested loosely by Close and should not be interpreted as a precise request.

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