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Yankees make Ibanez signing official

The Yankees officially have their next DH as they announced this morning that Raul Ibanez's one-year $1.1 million deal is done. There is no need to make room on the 40-man roster for him as there was an empty space following the A.J. Burnett deal. Ibanez will be the team's primary DH, but he probably won't ...

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Yankees sign Raul Ibanez to 1-year $1.1 million deal

Now that the A.J. Burnett deal was made official yesterday, the Yankees have finally reached a deal with Raul Ibanez on a one-year $1.1 million deal, according to Buster Olney of ESPN. Incentives that are based on plate appearances can make the deal worth up to $4 million. Ibanez was brought in to be the DH ...

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Yankees Rumors: Ibanez and Chavez both talking $1M deals

Now that the A.J. Burnett deal is official the Yankees have turned their attention toward Raul Ibanez. According to Joel Sherman of the NY Post, they have the framework done for a $1 million deal plus incentives in place for a while now, but have held off until they could be sure they weren't getting ...

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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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Damon wondering why he’s not getting offers

Johnny Damon told Jon Heyman of CBS Sports that he doesn't understand why he hasn't gotten offers this offseason, particularly from the Yankees as he thinks he's a perfect fit for a second stint in Pinstripes. "I think it's a perfect fit,'' Damon told Heyman of the Yankees by phone. "But for some reason you have ...

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Rumor: 3000 hits may be keeping Damon from a job

Wondering why former Yankee Johnny Damon doesn't have a job yet? It may be because of his pursuit of 3,000 hits, according to Joel Sherman of the NY Post. Apparently executives from at least three teams have told Sherman that they are concerned he is too fixed on 3,000 and is sacrificing his typical solid, patient ...

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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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