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Braves money on Sheffield's table

Originally Published: November 30, 2003
ESPN.com news services

Contrary to published reports, the Yankees are not close to signing free agent slugger Gary Sheffield.

Despite the urge to respond to Boston's acquisition of Curt Schilling, the Yankees are holding firm in their negotiations with Sheffield, ESPN.com's Buster Olney has learned. The Yankees are offering the free-agent outfielder a three-year deal with an annual salary of $11 million, the amount Sheffield earned with the Braves in 2003.

Published reports indicated the potential deal includes ...

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