A-Rod confirms desire to stay with Yankees

Alex Rodriguez took matters into his own hands after his agent suggested that he opt out of his contract during Game 4 of the World Series.

Alex Rodriguez took matters into his own hands after his agent suggested that he opt out of his contract during Game 4 of the World Series. According to The New York Times, Rodriguez confirmed on his Web site that he spoke directly with the Steinbrenner family, assuring them that he wants to stay with the Yankees.

Sports Illustrated reports that Rodriguez could pan out a 10-year, $280 million deal in the next day or two, topping his current record contract of $252 million, but falling short of his original goal for a $300 million deal.

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