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Major league baseball Class AAA Mudhens make offer to Rodriguez
TOLEDO, Ohio -- Alex Rodriguez a Mud Hen?
Spurred by an offhand remark from George Steinbrenner's son, the Class AAA Toledo Mud Hens want in on the A-Rod sweepstakes.
The Mud Hens, the top affiliate for the Detroit Tigers, playfully offered the prize free agent a deal Thursday -- a contract proposal that includes a bonus for hitting 75 home runs next year and leading them to 10 straight International League titles.
Rodriguez recently opted out of his $252 million, 10-year contract with the New York Yankees. That prompted Hank Steinbrenner, son of the Yankees owner, to tell the New York Times: "Does he want to go into the Hall of Fame as a Yankee, or a Toledo Mud Hen?"
The Mud Hens conjured up an offer to find out, said Jason Griffin, a spokesman for the Detroit Tigers' top farm team.
Toledo created a Hall of Fame plaque of Rodriguez wearing a Mud Hens hat and sent a letter to his agent, Scott Boras.
The deal stipulates that Rodriguez will have to compete for a spot with Toledo third basemen Mike Hessman, the league's most valuable player last season.
"Would your client be willing to play a different position?" the letter asked.