Players injured during the World Baseball Classic will have their salaries paid by the WBC organization while they are unable to play for their major league teams, according to an MLB source.
The Yankees, frustrated in their attempts to re-sign Johnny Damon, reached agreement on a one-year deal with Nick Johnson, pending a physical.
The Yankees have asked to meet with A-Rod, and if and when they get that meeting, league sources indicate the team is prepared to make him an offer that will exceed the $27 million per year he is scheduled to make over the next three seasons.
If the Yankees ever reached the point where they wanted to move salary, Roger Clemens will not be among the players they could move without permission.
With leaders like John Smoltz calling for tougher policies, it's time for the union to get serious about steroids.