Sources: Yanks will improve offer

Updated: December 3, 2010, 9:17 AM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

The New York Yankees informed Derek Jeter's agent, Casey Close, on Thursday that the team was willing to improve its original three-year, $45 million offer, according to sources close to the negotiations.

The Associated Press reported Thursday that the team did submit an improved offer but could not say whether the money or years had been improved.

"We certainly hope we get something done," Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Friday morning. "Both sides are working hard ...

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