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Highlights from 2014 Old Timers Day

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Old Timers Day is always a fun event, it's where the players that had an impact on Yankees history gather to play an innocent ball game. Goose Gossage was honored with a plaque in Monument Park, the old timers got some at-bats in, Hideki Matsui pitched and there were some laughs. Here were the highlights of ...

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Offense gets to R.A. Dickey in 10-6 loss to Blue Jays

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The Yankees were able to get to R.A. Dickey early, but the bullpen couldn't hold the lead as the Yankees fell to the Blue Jays 10-6 at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. The offense scored six runs in the first two innings; in the first inning a Derek Jeter walk and singles from Carlos Beltran, Alfonso Soriano ...

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Hideki Matsui to be a guest instructor

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Ladies and Gentlemen, Godzilla is back! Well, not to play in a game but Hideki Matsui will be a guest hitting instructor for the Yankees this Spring. The Yankees offered him the position last season but Matsui deferred due to the birth of his child. Although Matsui won't come out of retirement, his presence will be huge, ...

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My five favorite moments from the 2013 season

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So we all know how the 2013 season ended for the Yankees (it wasn't good) but just because the year ended poorly, doesn't mean that there weren't any good moments in the 2013 season. The moments that occurred in 2013 were so special that it almost took the sour taste from Yankees fans mouths that ...

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No more fairy dust: What happened to Travis Hafner and Vernon Wells?

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The Yankees were much better than expected during the month of April and a large reason for that was the superb play of both Travis Hafner and Vernon Wells. However, since May Hafner both players have gone in the tank and the Yankees offense has followed it. Just take a look at the difference: Hafner in April: ...

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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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Contract talks between Cano and Yankees have not restarted, and notes

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There has been another report that the Yankees will eventually drop their goals of lowering their budget to below $189 million this offseason. The report seems like mostly speculation and I have not totally bought into the idea that Hal Steinbrenner has abandoned it after working towards it for the past two offseasons. The idea behind ...

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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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