From today’s Times:
Cashman was not at Tuesday’s meeting and did not know about it until that morning. But he said he knew that Martínez’s agent, Fernando Cuza, had requested it and that he was not upset at being left out.
"We communicate a lot between Tampa and New York, but that was something that slipped through the cracks," Cashman said. "That happens. I don’t necessarily have to meet Pedro anyway. I’ve met Pedro a number of times at Fenway Park and Yankee Stadium."
If negotiations turn serious, Cashman said he would be involved then, with input from Steinbrenner and the Yankees’ president, Randy Levine.
Someone needs to bring Mr. Steinbrenner his coffee, I guess.