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Yankees news: Catching up after Christmas


I missed a couple of important things over the past few days because of the Christmas break so I wanted to point them out real quick. Nick Swisher signed a four-year, $56 million deal with the Cleveland Indians. The Mariners signed Raul Ibanez to a one-year, $2.75 million deal plus another potential $1.25 million in incentives. The Diamondbacks ...

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A.J. Pierzynski agrees to a one-year deal with the Rangers


It looks like Brian Cashman either wasn't bluffing or he simply missed out on yet another free agent as the last decent catcher on the free agent market, A.J. Pierzynski, agreed to a one-year deal with the Texas Rangers, according to Jim Bowden of ESPN. The Yankees need a catcher and are looking to sign one-year ...

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Blue Jays and Mets finalize deal for R.A. Dickey


After the Blue Jays pulled off their mega-deal with the Marlins, I said they still needed another bat before they have a really good lineup. They got Melky Cabrera. Their rotation was still a question mark though because of Josh Johnson's injury history and the fact Mark Buehrle was more of a 3-4 than a ...

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Los Angeles Angels sign Josh Hamilton to a 5-year, $125 million deal


The Los Angeles Angels have signed the biggest bat of the offseason two years in a row now that they have landed Josh Hamilton on a five-year, $125 million deal, according to Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports. Hamilton, still 31, has had serious problems with drugs and alcohol in the past, but he has put ...

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Ramiro Pena signs with the Atlanta Braves


Say goodbye to Ramiro Pena, Yankees fans. The Yankees long time utility infielder has signed a one-year, major league contract with the Altanta Braves, according to Mark Bowman of Pena, now 27, has been the Yankees emergency infielder since 2009, shuttling back and forth between the Bronx and Triple-A Scranton. In his four years with ...

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Andruw Jones signs with Japanese team

The Yankees are going to have to look for a new bat off the bench against lefties as outfielder Andruw Jones has agreed to a one-year deal worth approximately $3.6 million to play for the Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japan, according to (via the NPB Tracker). The deal is contingent on Jones passing a physical. Jones, 36 in ...

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Nate Schierholtz signs with Cubs despite offer from Yankees

The only offer the Yankees have made to a position player so far this offseason was rejected as outfielder Nate Schierholtz agreed to a one-year, $2.25 million deal to play for the Chicago Cubs next season, according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN and Joel Sherman of the NY Post. The Yankees have not been willing to ...

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Eric Chavez signs a 1-year, $3 million deal with the Diamondbacks

When Alex Rodriguez went down the thing that made the most sense for the Yankees to replace him was to platoon Eric Chavez and Jeff Keppinger until he comes back. Keppinger signed earlier today with the White Sox and now the Yankees have lost out on the other half of that platoon too as Chavez ...

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