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Astros claim Brandon Laird

When the Yankees claimed first baseman Steve Pearce off waivers last week with the plan to use him off the bench against lefties, I said it was a job Brandon Laird was capable of and a sign that the Yankees didn't believe in him. Shortly after that he was designated for assignement and now he ...

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Yankees acquire Steve Pearce and DFA Brandon Laird

The Yankees announced this afternoon that they have re-aquired first baseman and outfielder Steve Pearce from the Astros for cash. To make room for Pearce on the 40-man roster, the Yankees have designated third base prospect Brandon Laird for assignment, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Pearce started the season in the Yankees organization, but opted-out ...

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Yankees don’t consider Nunez as an A-Rod replacement

When it became obvious that Alex Rodriguez would be headed to the DL for up to two months with a broken hand it seemed like Eduardo Nunez would be back in the Bronx shortly. After all,  Nunez would be the perfect platoon compliment for Eric Chavez at third base. While Chavez has had a good year overall, ...

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Yankees option Phelps, Mitchell, Kontos, and Laird to the minors

The Yankees first round of spring training cuts was a much larger group, but the four they cut today are much more significant. Pitchers David Phelps, D.J. Mitchell, and George Kontos were optioned to Triple-A along with infielder Brandon Laird, according to Chad Jennings of the Journal News. All four of those guys were fighting for a ...

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Yankees Prospect Profiles: 3B Brandon Laird

BACKGROUND: Laird won the Double-A Eastern League MVP in 2010 and seemed on the verge of reaching the major leagues in 2011. The Yankees signed Eric Chavez though so it seemed like Laird would have to spend at least half a season in the minors before he got his chance at reaching the majors and sticking. 2011 ...

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Pictures of the Yankees Rookie Hazing

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It's a tradition that at the end of each year team's dress their rookies up in some silly get-up. There is usually a theme to it too and this year's theme was 80's musicians. So Dellin Betances and Andrew Brackman dressed up as Milli Vanilli, George Kontos as George Michaels, Hector Noesi ...

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Yankees Call-Up Scott Proctor, 2 Others

Yesterday the news leaked that the Yankees were calling up top prospect Jesus Montero, but he isn't the only one added to the roster now that they have expanded to 40-men. They also plan on adding former Yankee Scott Proctor, third baseman Brandon Laird, and outfielder Chris Dickerson, according to Mark ...

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Yankees Prospect Brandon Laird Called Up

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Brandon Laird certainly isn't on the same level as other prospects like Jesus Montero, but for people who follow the minor leagues he is somebody that has been anticipated for a little while now. The Yankees finally called him up yesterday after Ramiro Pena had to go in for emergency appendectomy surgery, ...

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