Derek Jeter talks in initial stages

Updated: November 18, 2010, 7:42 AM ET
Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner says contract talks between the team and shortstop Derek Jeter are going well.

Steinbrenner, who was at the general manager's meetings on Tuesday, said the negotiations are in the initial stages.

Jeter, his agent Casey Close and Yankees officials including Steinbrenner got together last week in Tampa, Fla. There have been additional discussions over the past week.

Jeter is a free agent for the first time ...

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