Nakajima and Yankees still far apart on a contract
by Matt S.
The Yankees and Japanese infielder Hiroyuki Nakajima are still far apart in contract negotiations, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. The Yankees have explored sign-and-trade options for Nakajima, but simply lack any real use for him on their Opening Day roster. The 29-year-old is reportedly considering a return to his native Japan. Heyman hears that the two sides have until Tuesday to reach a deal, so expect a resolution either way next week.