Yankees Notes: Swisher, Cano, Burnett, Huffman, and More

The Yankees dropped the series finale against the Orioles yesterday, but still were able to take two of three and win the series. Today they start a much bigger series against the Rays that could determine who wins the AL Eastern division.

Here are some notes:

Losing Huffman stings, but only slightly. It doesn’t seem like the Yankees will have room for him in the outfield any time soon. At this point he didn’t have a lot of value on the trade market which explains why they didn’t get anything in return for him. The Yankees claimed him off waivers from the Padres earlier in the year.

Swisher and Brett Gardner seem like they’re ready to go for against the Rays, but the Yankees bullpen is a bit taxed as Boone Logan, Kerry Wood, Joba Chamberlain, David Robertson, and Mariano Rivera all pitched yesterday. Only Joba pitched in back-to-back days so most of the pen will be available tonight, but it’s not exactly like all hands on deck.

Check back throughout the day as we’ll have plenty more Yankees news and updates.

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