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NASHVILLE (NNN) — As the Winter Meetings ended on Thursday afternoon, a report surfaced which indicated the New York Yankees declined to meet with this year’s marquee free agent, Josh Hamilton, despite the star outfielder specifically requesting a visit with Yankees’ General Manager Brian Cashman.

“Josh was willing to offer his services for free,” remarked Hamilton’s agent, Mike Moye. “He really wants to play in those historic pinstripes, and wouldn’t require one dollar to play there.”

Spending his last 5 seasons with the Rangers, the 31-year old All-Star has reportedly been in discussions with Seattle for a deal worth $20-$25 million annually. However, the former AL MVP is willing to waive his salary completely to play for baseball’s most iconic franchise.

In his final press conference of the Winter Meetings, Brian Cashman addressed the Hamilton report.

“Yes, it’s true. Josh Hamilton and his agent requested an appointment with me,” stated the building rappelling executive. “It’s also true that he offered to forfeit his salary to play for us.”

Cashman went on to explain that he shared Hamilton’s unique request with Hal Steinbrenner and Randy Levine, but both of his superiors refused to grant authority for a meeting.

“Hal told me he didn’t want to pay for the extra electricity it would cost to wash Hamilton’s uniform, while Randy said he would only sign Josh for 15 years / $1.7 billion.”

The 45-year old GM concluded his presser by saying he’s “comfortable with the offseason strategy to date” and then repeated the phrase “due diligence” forty-seven times.



Brian Cashman at his final press conference in Nashville.