A-Rod, Yanks settle dispute, he gets ball from 3,000th hit (Yahoo Sports)

A-Rod, Yanks settle dispute, he gets ball from 3,000th hit (Yahoo Sports)

Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees settled their dispute over a marketing payment with a deal announced Friday that gives $3.5 million to charitable groups, saves the team $5.5 million and gets A-Rod the home run ball from his 3,000th hit. At the time Rodriguez and the Yankees signed their $275 million, 10-year contract in December 2007, they reached a separate marketing agreement. It called for $6 million each for up to five milestone accomplishments in exchange for marketing rights, such as using A-Rod’s name and image in selling licensed goods.

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