A couple of months ago, Yankees’ GM Brian Cashman stated that the team would not be paying Alex Rodriguez for his milestone bonuses that he was expected to earn this season.
A-Rod was slated to be paid an extra $6 million when he reached home run no. 660, which was Willie Mays’ all-time mark, but due to all of his run-ins with PEDs, Cashman felt like that reason alone made him undeserving of the bonuses.
Now it looks like the Yankees have found a solution: pay the bonus money to charities.
A statement was released by the team on Friday indicating how the portions of the money will be divided up.
— MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) July 3, 2015
$3.5 million will go to charity, while $1 million will go to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, the Boys and Girls Club of Tampa, and Pitch In For Baseball. The other $2.5 million will go to the MLB Urban Youth Foundation.
Other milestone bonuses will come when/if A-Rod reaches home run no. 714, 755, 762, and 763.