July 11, 2012
Reggie's 'ban' lifted by Yankees
By QMI Agency
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."