Dellin Betances doesn't feel he needs to talk with Randy Levine after the New York Yankees president called the reliever a victim of "over-the-top demands based on very little sense of reality" by his representatives at an arbitration hearing Friday won by the team.
The Yankees beat Betances in the year's final salary arbitration case, and the relief pitcher will be paid $3 million rather than his $5 million request.
Levine, on Saturday after the decision was announced, said he felt bad that Betances "was used that way by his agents."
"I don't feel like I need to speak to him," Betances said Sunday. "I don't know how they feel on their part. I'm just going to try to get ready, prepare for the season. Try to help my teammates as much as I can win ballgames and perform the best I can."