New York Yankees president Randy Levine told Anthony Mccarron of the New York Daily News that longtime Yankee Derek Jeter is allowed to test the free agent market.
"All I can say is we think he's a great Yankee, we think he's been a great Yankee and we've been great for him and this is the best place for him," said Levine. "But he's a free agent and he's allowed to test the market and do whatever he wants."
According to Wallace Matthews of ESPNNewYork, a source said that the Yankees want to give Jeter "more money than his play currently warrants," but the shortstop wants more years on his contract.
The 36-year-old reportedly wants a minimum of four years, but preferably five or six.
Jeter batted .270 with 10 home runs and 67 RBI in 2010.