A-Rod And Yankees Are Talking

Alex Rodriguez spoke with the Yankees today and told them he wanted to explore whether he could work out a deal to return to New York.

Members of the Steinbrenner family and top team officials participated in the discussion, according to a person familiar with the talks who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team didn't make any announcement.

Rodriguez opted out of his Yankees contract last month. Club officials said at that time that they would no longer pursue the MVP candidate, who says he has not yet begun discussions with other teams.