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Derek Jeter's agent: Yankees 'baffling'

Updated: November 22, 2010, 3:41 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

The New York Yankees' negotiating strategy with shortstop Derek Jeter is "baffling," his agent says.

"There's a reason the Yankees themselves have stated Derek Jeter is their modern-day Babe Ruth," said Jeter's agent, Casey Close, according to the New York Daily News.

"Derek's significance to the team is much more than just stats. And yet, the Yankees' negotiating strategy remains baffling."

Jeter became a free agent for the first time in his career when his 10-year, ...

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