The New York Yankees and free agent Robinson Cano are roughly $80 million apart in negotiations.
While the Yankees want to re-sign the second baseman they are doing their best to try and lower their penalty for going over the luxury tax.
According to ESPN, Cano has asked for a nine-year deal at $28 million a year, with a vesting option for a 10th year at $29 million. The deal would be worth $252 million matching the amount Alex Rodriguez received from the Texas Rangers in 2010.
The Yankees have previously offered Cano a seven-year deal worth $160 million but have upped that number to $170 million this week.
Thus far the Yankees appear to be the only suitor for Cano.