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Masahiro Tanaka decides to skip All-Star Game

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Masahiro Tanaka wasn't going to pitch in the All-Star Game, but last week he was expecting to go to Minneapolis so he could take in the festivities. With the sudden injury to his UCL, all that has changed and Tanaka won't be attending the All-Star game at all. “He decided that he wants to treat his arm ...

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Francis has no clear-cut role with the Yankees


Jeff Francis is slated to be with the Yankees sometime this weekend, but as of right now he doesn't have a clear-cut role with the team. “Obviously he’s a guy that was stretched out but he is not now,” Joe Girardi said. “He’s a guy that’s probably in the 30-to-40-pitch range right now. We’ll talk to ...

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Roster Moves: Miller, Daley, Francis


Just a day after the Masahiro Tanaka news, the Yankees are making some roster changes. Here were the moves that occured within the last hour. Jeff Francis: Let's start with the trade the Yankees made. The Yankees acquired Jeff Francis and cash considerations from the Oakland Athletics for a PTBNL. Francis was 0-1 with a 6.08 ERA in ...

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10 Starting Pitchers the Yankees Could Trade For

Yesterday I ran through a list of 10 relievers that could potentially be available to the Yankees through a trade so I thought I would do one today on starting pitchers. So far none of these pitchers are connected to the Yankees in any rumors. This is purely my speculation that they should be available ...

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Rumors: Yankees Still Interested in Jeff Francis

Via Jerry Crasnick of ESPN: Free agent P Jeff Francis still drawing interest from 7 clubs -- Nationals, Royals, Pirates, Rangers, Rockies and both NY teams. When the Yankees lost out on Cliff Lee their general manager Brian Cashman preached patience. And if anybody is buying into this it's him. Despite missing out on Lee ...

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Rumors: Yankees Have Interest in Jeff Francis

Via Jerry Crasnick of ESPN: LHP Jeff Francis has gotten calls from several clubs. Mets, Nationals, Pirates, Rangers and Yankees have varying degrees of interest. About a week ago we heard that the Yankees were open to signing some injury risk pitchers and one of the pitchers named as a possibility was Francis. Now we are ...

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Rumors: Yankees Considering Injury Risk Starters

Via Joel Sherman of the NY Post: But I do know one scenario the Yankees are considering is to try to pluck a veteran starter with good stuff but questionable health and have him pitch as long and as hard as he can with the idea that someone from this group of nine could ...

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