By RONALD BLUM and BOB BAUM - Associated Press Shares
"He's been a great performer for us, and there may very well be a chance for us to continue working together. May not. It's a business on both ends," New York general manager Brian Cashman said. "He's certainly of interest, but because of who he is and what he continues to do, he's of interest elsewhere, too."
They wanted him to break camp and then play him at shortstop," Cashman said Wednesday at the winter meetings. "We just felt it was important for him to crawl before you walk, and walk before you run, and I didn't want him drinking out of a fire hose in April. So I took my time, and I think it was the right move for him and for us."