Williams not expected in Yanks’ camp

first_imgBernie Williams wants a guarantee, not a maybe, so it appears he won’t be with the New York Yankees when position players start workouts Tuesday. Manager Joe Torre planned to call Williams again. But catcher Jorge Posada says Williams won’t accept a minor league contract. Infielder Ronnie Belliard agreed to a non-guaranteed, minor league contract with the Washington Nationals that will pay him $750,000 if he makes the team – which manager Manny Acta made sound like a foregone conclusion. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It was the kids Ken Griffey Jr. is finally saying what broke his throwing hand – wrestling with his kids. The Cincinnati Reds center fielder said he was wrestling with his daughter and two younger sons on his yacht in the Bahamas this past December when the oldest jumped in and knocked him off balance. He landed awkwardly on his left hand. “It was nothing that could violate my contract,” he said. “It was Dad being Dad.” Belliard signs center_img “I called him and he hasn’t returned my call,” Posada said Sunday in Tampa, Fla. “That just tells me something negative. That just tells me he won’t be here.” After 21 years in the Yankees’ organization, including 16 with the major league team, Williams feels burned and doesn’t think he should have to earn a job. last_img

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