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Yankees have a deal in place with Travis Hafner

The Yankees have a deal in place with designated hitter Travis Hafner and could announce the deal today or maybe tomorrow, according to Chad Jennings of the Journal News.

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Cashman: There is a chance A-Rod doesn’t come back at all

Yankees third baseman Rodriguez takes a drink during a break prior to playing against the Angels in their MLB American League baseball game in Anaheim

Alex Rodriguez finally had surgery to repair his hip earlier this month and is expected back sometime in mid-July. However, Yankees GM Brian Cashman notes that there is a chance that he doesn't come back at all. “Yeah,” Cashman told Sweeny Murti of WFAN when asked if there was a chance he wouldn't come back. “I ...

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Yankees avoid arbitration with David Robertson

David Robertson

The Yankees have signed the last of their arbitration eligible players as they have now agreed to a one-year, $3.1 million deal with relief pitcher David Robertson, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Robertson, 27, struggled at times last season, but overall had another very solid year for the Yankees. His ERA was 2.67, he ...

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Yankees’ Mariano Rivera will return in 2013

Whew! There were suggestions that Mariano Rivera might retire, but lucky for us they are not true. Erik Boland of Newsday reported this morning that Rivera called Yankees GM Brian Cashman yesterday and told him that he wanted to come back next year. “Mo called me yesterday and said he wants to pitch again in 2013,” Cashman ...

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Kuroda wants another year in Japan before he retires

The Yankees couldn't have been more happy with the season Hiroki Kuroda had for them this year and have extended him a $13.3 million qualifying offer to bring him back. Hopefully he'll take it, but there is a chance the Dodgers could get involved and then there is Japan to worry about too. “I think he ...

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Yankees may limit CC Sabathia’s innings going forward

Yankees ace CC Sabathia spent time on the DL two different times this year and still threw 200 innings because that's what he does -- he's a horse who throws a ton of innings. That may be taking a toll on him though as he experienced elbow troubles for the first time in his career this ...

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