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Source: Derek Jeter, Yanks get closer

Updated: December 4, 2010, 9:43 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews and Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

The only thing keeping a new contract between the New York Yankees and Derek Jeter from being finalized is Jeter's refusal to accept that fact that he is now 36 years old, not 26.

So says a baseball source with knowledge of the substance of the negotiations between the club and its iconic shortstop, which took a positive turn this week after renewed contact talks between the two sides led the Yankees to sweeten their original three-year, $45 million offer.

On Friday, the two ...

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