9:18pm: The Steinbrenners want to know Cashman’s decision by next week, according to SI.com’s Jon Heyman. If he agrees to stay, the two sides will then hammer out a contract.
9:06am: The Yankees officially want GM Brian Cashman back, according to Kat O’Brien of Newsday. Hal Steinbrenner told O’Brien, and Cashman confirmed the team’s desire. The two parties have yet to discuss dollars on a possible contract. Cashman prefers to wait until after the season.
O’Brien’s sources say Cashman is torn on this decision, in part due to concerns for his family. Hal played down his brother’s "advisory board" talk; that may not be an issue.