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Yankees trade for failed Mets prospect Fernando Martinez

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With all of their injuries, the Yankees needed another outfielder so they traded for former Mets prospect Fernando Martinez and sent the Astros minor league righty Charles Basford in exchange, according to Brian T. Smith of the Houston Chronicle. Martinez, 24, was ranked as high as the No. 22 best prospect in baseball by Baseball America at ...

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A look at what steroid suspensions to A-Rod, Cervelli, and Cano could mean

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Major League Baseball is preparing to suspend as many as 20 players, including Alex Rodriguez and Francisco Cervelli, in connection to PED's and Biogenesis, according to a report by ESPN's T.J. Quinn, Pedro Gomez, and Mike Fish of Outside The Lines. Tony Bosch, the Miami-based clinic's founder, has an agreement with MLB to name names and ...

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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 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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Yankees release Juan Rivera as roster begins to take shape, plus notes

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The Yankees 25-man roster started to really take shape yesterday when Ken Rosenthal broke the news that they have released outfielder/first baseman Juan Rivera. That seems to indicate that the Yankees will go with Lyle Overbay at their first baseman. Brian Cashman also told Joel Sherman that Brennan Boesch will make the team as well. I think ...

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Yankees sign Ben Francisco to a minor league deal

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The Yankees have signed outfielder Ben Francisco, who was released by the Indians yesterday, to a minor league deal and will have him compete for an outfield spot, according to Joel Sherman of the NY Post. Signing a player to a minor league deal costs next to nothing and comes with no risk at all, so ...

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Rumor: Yankees among teams interested in Ben Francisco

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While the Yankees wait to hear from Scott Hairston, they are also one of five teams who have expressed an interest in another free agent outfielder, Ben Francisco, according to Mark Hale of the NY Post. Hale reports that Francisco's agent John Boggs told him that he's currently trying to figure out which team provides him ...

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