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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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Former Yankee Hideki Matsui to announce retirement

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It's not official yet, but based on reports it is expected that former Yankee World Series MVP Hideki Matsui will announce his retirement from Major League Baseball in the upcoming days. Matsui is still just 38-years-old, but his production has dropped quite a bit since he left the Yankees after the 2009 season. He played in ...

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Classic Yankees: Hideki Matsui

In a week when the Yankees unexpectedly picked up one Japanese superstar player, another Japanese superstar player who once played for the Yankees was designated for assignment and could see his career officially ending. This past winter, Hideki Matsui, affectionately known as “Godzilla,” was searching for a job. He didn’t find one until late this ...

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A couple of former Yankees find jobs

A couple of former Yankees got jobs yesterday as Hideki Matsui is expected to sign with the Rays and Bill Hall signed with the Orioles, according to Jack Curry and Ken Rosenthal. The Rays have struggled to score runs and even though Luke Scott is having a solid season, he is awful against lefties so Matsui ...

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Rumor: Yankees prefer Ibanez and Chavez

Now that the Yankees and Pirates have agreed to a deal that will send A.J. Burnett to Pittsburgh the Yankees are ready to move on to adding a left handed hitting DH and a backup third baseman. There are a few options on the table at this point, but the Yankees prefer Raul Ibanez and Eric ...

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Rumor: Yankees weighing options for DH

The Yankees signed Russell Branyan to a minor league contract as a possible DH option yesterday, but they are still in the market for another option. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports tweeted that they are still considering Raul Ibanez and Johnny Damon for the position and supposedly are leaning toward Ibanez because of his glove. The Yankees ...

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Rumor: Yankees still trying to trade AJ to add Chavez and DH

The Yankees just signed Bill Hall and supposedly only have $2 million to spend, but that they don't still have big plans for the rest of this offseason. Joel Sherman of the NY Post has reported that the Yankees are "quietly, but diligently" trying to trade A.J. Burnett with the idea that they could use the ...

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Rumor: Yankees won’t sign DH until prices drop

The Yankees want to complete a deal for a left handed hitting DH, but insist that they only have up to $2 million to spend and that prices are still too high, according to Joel Sherman of the NY Post. Sherman reports that the Yankees signing of Hiroki Kuroda has already put them over budget so ...

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