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Cashman likes the Yankees bullpen as it is

Rafael Soriano is expected to reject the Yankees qualifying offer later today, but it doesn't sound as if Yankees GM Brian Cashman is in a big rush to replace him aside from re-signing Mariano Rivera. "I do like what we have," Cashman told Wallace Matthews of ESPNNewYork.com. "I think Joba (Chamberlain) is going to be really ...

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Sabathia doesn’t want to see his innings limited

CC Sabathia is so important to the Yankees that it is hard to imagine them having much of a chance to do anything in 2013 without him. That's why the coaching staff has discussed the idea of limiting his innings next season to protect his elbow which had surgery earlier this offseason. “I don’t know what ...

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Yankees aren’t offering and nobody is asking to trade for Alex Rodriguez

We've been over this a few times, but people keep asking about it so here it is one more time -- Brian Cashman confirming that he has not shopped Alex Rodriguez around and nobody has called to talk trades for him either. “I’ve already been on record right after the postseason, we’re not trading Alex,” Yankees ...

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Yankees still consider David Phelps a future starter

David Phelps filled many jobs for the Yankees this year -- he was a starter, a long reliever, and at times a short reliever too, but despite his ability to wear many hats they still see him as a starter going forward. “I don’t pencil him in anywhere right now, but I think he’s best as ...

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Cashman: I believe that Andy Pettitte will play

Andy Pettitte still hasn't made a decision as to whether he'll play next year or retire, but Brian Cashman is very hopeful that he'll return and thinks that it will happen. “I talked to Andy a few days after we got eliminated,” Cashman told Chad Jennings of the Journal News. “In that conversation, he was going ...

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Yankees have reached out to Russell Martin

This is not exactly news, but the Yankees have officially reached out to the agent of free agent catcher Russell Martin and expressed interest in the defensive minded catcher, according to Anthony McCarron of the NY Daily News. “We’ve had some initial conversations and they’ve expressed interest in bringing him back, but nothing substantial to date ...

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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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