The New York Yankees will not be showing their appreciation for Alex Rodriguez’s 660th home run in a financial manner. General manager Brian Cashman stated on Saturday they won’t pay Rodriguez the six-million-dollar bonus for tying Willie Mays for fourth on the all-time home run list.
A-Rod was set to be paid a bonus when he caught Mays, Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron and Barry Bonds homer totals. According to ESPN, in the contract the Yankees needed to be able to market the milestones for Rodriguez to get his payment. The organization considers Rodriguez’s previous use of PEDs an impediment to that.
A-Rod hit the home run pinch hitting in the eighth inning Friday night to give the Yanks a three-two win over the Red Sox at Fenway Park.