The NYPost reports Singleton told WEPN's ESPN 98.7 FM’s “The Michael Kay Show” on Thursday that it’s “not finalized yet. … But [YES Network president of production and programming] John Filippelli is very persuasive. He’s trying to make it as easy for me as possible to come back.”
Singleton all but confirmed reports stating he would return for his 23rd season in the Yankees’ booth.
The 71-year-old wants to spend more time with his grandchildren, but Filippelli has been able to persuade him by offering a reduced schedule. Singleton said he would work 18-24 games next season, down from a reported 55 this year.
“I’ll get to do games basically where I want,” Singleton said, signaling he would work games in Baltimore and Tampa. “… This particular schedule that we’ve worked out would give me the opportunity to do that.”