It seems Reggie Jackson is free to hang around the New York Yankees again.
The Hall of Famer was asked to stay away from the team -- although he wasn't banned, general manager Brian Cashman claimed -- after saying last week that stats compiled by Yankees star Alex Rodriguez have been clouded by his steroid use.
The Yankees responded by telling Jackson -- who makes about $700,000 a year as a special adviser -- not to join the team in Boston for a four-game series with the Red Sox, leading to the all-star break.
Cashman told the Newark Star-Ledger that Jackson was told to stay away to minimize distractions.
"I'd rather get it out of the way because as far as I'm concerned, it's not a big deal anymore," Cashman said. "If he's not banned, there is no story."