NEW YORK (AP) Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner apologized Wednesday for his team's failure to make the playoffs for a second straight year and said New York is talking with general manager Brian Cashman about a new contract.
Hampered by injuries to four-fifths of their starting rotation and an offense that was 13th in scoring in the 15-team American League, the Yankees went 84-78 and missed consecutive postseasons for the first time since 1992 and `93.
"I apologize. We did not do the job this year," Steinbrenner said on "The Michael Kay Show," which is simulcast by the YES Network and ESPN New York radio. "We know what you expect of us, and we expect the same thing of ourselves. We certainly did what we thought we could do in the offseason to field a pretty good team come April 1, but it didn't work out."