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Ramiro Pena signs with the Atlanta Braves

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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 MLB.com. 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 NikkanSports.com (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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White Sox sign Jeff Keppinger to 3-year, $12 million deal

Cross Jeff Keppinger's name off the list of possible Alex Rodriguez replacements as he has signed a three-year deal worth $12 million, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports and Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. The Yankees were interested in Keppinger for a number of years now and this offseason looked like their best chance to ...

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Russell Martin signs a two-year, $17 million deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates

It looks like the Yankees are going to need a new catcher this offseason as Russell Martin has agreed to a two-year deal with the Pirates worth $17 million, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports and David Waldstein of the New York Times. The Yankees were apparently discussing terms with Martin in the two-year, $12-$14 ...

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2012/13 MLB Top 50 Free Agent Tracker

I've been meaning to put this up for a little while now, but better late than never. Here is a list of the top 50 free agents that I will update as they sign with new teams. I'll put a link to it on the right sidebar so you can easily check back here often ...

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Melky Cabrera signs a 2-year, $16 million deal with Toronto Blue Jays

The American Leauge East keeps getting tougher as former Yankee Melky Cabrera signed a two-year, $16 million deal with the Toronto Blue Jays, according to Enrique Rojas of ESPNdeportes.com. The Blue Jays are loading up. Melky is just the most recent deal after they completed a blockbuster 12-player trade with the Miami Marlins where they acquired ...

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