Yankees Could Fight Alex Rodriguez Over Incentive Money
Alex Rodriguez is set to earn $6 million in bonus money for each player he surpasses for all-time career home runs.By Matt Moreno | January 26, 2015
The battle between Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees organization continues. New York Daily News reports the organization is now looking to strip one of baseball's richest players of bonuses he could earn by reaching historic MLB milestones.
At 654 home runs, A-Rod is just six away from tying Willie Mays for fourth all-time in the MLB's career home runs. He's 60 away from Babe Ruth, 101 from Hank Aaron and 108 away from Barry Bonds.
A-Rod's contract calls for a $6 million bonus each time he passes one of those milestones. The contract, though, is more of a publicity marketing deal and is separate from his playing contract.