Yankees' Michael upsets owner

January 24, 1992|By New York Times News Service ^

NEW YORK -- New York Yankees general manager Gene Michael had what was described as a major argument this week with Daniel McCarthy, the club's managing partner, over Michael's signing of catcher Matt Nokes to a new contract, a person close to the Yankees said yesterday.

McCarthy was upset over not being consulted Monday when Nokes was signed to a three-year, $7.5 million deal and had wanted to fire the general manager, said the person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

McCarthy had written a letter to Michael, the person said, to inform him that every move the team made needed his approval.

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