New York Yankees slugger Gary Sheffield, informed Wednesday that the Yankees will pick up his $13 million option in 2007, was angry by the decision, hoping instead the Yankees would let him go.
“”This will not work, this will not work at all,” Sheffield told USA TODAY. “I don’t want to play first base a year for them. I will not do that.”
Sheffield, who heard that the Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Angels were interested him, said he was hoping to test the free-agent market and receive another three-year contract.
“I don’t know what they’re [Yankees] going to do,” Sheffield said. “Maybe they picked it up just to trade me. If they do that, if I just to a team for one year, there’s going to be a problem.
“A big problem.
“I will not do this.”
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