Yanks have first shot at Jackson


At this point, it costs more to get Bo Jackson's baseball card than it does to get him.

For only $1, any team can claim him off the waiver wire. But where he winds up and whether he ever plays again are million-dollar questions.

The New Yankees, anxious to get Jackson for nearly a decade, got the first shot today when he went on waivers. Because Jackson was waived by an American League team and because the Yankees finished last in that league, their claim would take precedence over all others.

"We're looking into it, trying to get the facts on it," Yankees executive vice president Leonard Kleinman said. "When we get them, we'll look into it."

Jackson, however, can reject the team that claims him, then become a free agent and make any deal he wants.

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