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Yankees finally designate Ben Francisco for assignment

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Despite Brian Cashman's jokes, it had to happen sooner or later. The Yankees announced that they have designated Ben Francisco for assignment this afternoon to make room on the roster for lefty David Huff. The 31-year-old Francisco was having one pathetic season for the Yankees hitting just .114/.220/.182 in 21 games. He was meant to be ...

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The Yankees add Reid Brignac, place Andy Pettitte on the DL, and more

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The Yankees offense has taken a step back this year, but they are still one of the best teams in baseball largely because of their pitching staff. That staff took a big hit last week as Andy Pettitte went on the DL with a strained trapezius muscle. The Yankees recalled Vidal Nuno to take his place in ...

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Yankees call up Preston Claiborne to replace Joba in the bullpen

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With Joba Chamberlain on the disabled list with an oblique injury, the Yankees have called up righty reliever Preston Claiborne from Triple-A to take his place in the bullpen, per Sweeny Murti of WFAN. To make room for Claiborne on the 40-man roster the Yankees have designated Cody Eppley for assignment. It was a little surprising to ...

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Yankees take the series from the Astros, trade for Chris Nelson

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This game looked like it would be a blowout early on, but the Astros made it interesting scoring four runs in the fourth to tie the game. The Yankees would eventually prevail 5-4 to take the two out of three to win the series. The Yankees opened up the game with a quick 4-0 lead while ...

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Yankees sign Clay Rapada to a minor league deal, plus other notes

Clay Rapada

The Yankees have signed, or re-signed, the recently released lefty specialist Clay Rapada to a minor league deal the team announced yesterday. Rapada was a big part of the Yankees pen last season as he had a 2.82 ERA, a 8.9 K/9, and a 4.0 BB/9 in 70 appearances last year. He was dominant against lefties ...

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Yankees release David Aardsma, and other notes

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The Yankees have unconditionally released reliever David Aardsma which marks the second day in a row they have released a reliever who was expected to play a key role in their bullpen this year. Aardsma has a career 4.22 ERA with a 9.1 K/9 and a 5.1 BB/9. He served as the Mariners closer from 2009 ...

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Yankees release Clay Rapada, and other notes

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The Yankees have granted an unconditional release to lefty reliever Clay Rapada the team announced yesterday. He was DFA'd earlier in the week so he must have cleared waivers and the Yankees didn't think it was worth keeping a pitcher with a shoulder injury around anymore. Rapada is the quintessential lefty matchup reliever. He held lefties to just ...

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Yankees roster nearly set as David Aardsma is DFA’d

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The Yankees 25-man roster is not official yet, but it is all but set after the Yankees made a slew of moves following their final spring exhibition game against a pro team today. They play Army in West Point on Saturday before opening the season against the Red Sox on Monday. The most surprising news of ...

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