New York Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera and Manny Ramirez failed to receive salary arbitration offers as one of the first deadlines of baseball’s offseason passed.
Texas pitcher Cliff Lee, Philadelphia outfielder Jayson Werth and Washington first baseman Adam Dunn were among 33 players who did receive arbitration offers Tuesday. If they sign with new teams, their old clubs would receive extra picks in next June’s amateur draft as compensation.
While the elite free agents are still on the market, San Francisco kept first baseman Aubrey Huff, agreeing to a $22 million, two-year contract.
Haslem’s season may be over
Miami — Heat forward Udonis Haslem may miss the remainder of the regular season after having surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left foot, and free agent Erick Dampier has been signed to help fill the void that creates.
Fisher: Young not welcome in meeting
Nashville, Tenn. — Tennessee coach Jeff Fisher says though he had an assistant tell Vince Young not to attend a team meeting, the quarterback has not been banned from the team’s headquarters.
“I went to look for Vince in the locker room prior to a team meeting, couldn’t find him. I had one of my assistants inform Vince he was not welcome in the team meeting for obvious reasons,” Fisher said Tuesday night on his weekly radio show. “I discussed the situation that happened the night before” at the meeting.