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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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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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Rumor: Yankees could land Ibanez, Damon, or Matsui this week

The Yankees may not be on the search for a DH for much longer as Buster Olney of ESPN tweets that they are in position to add one of three hitters, Raul Ibanez, Johnny Damon, or Hideki Matsui, within the next week. We're getting awfully close to spring training so Olney's tweet is far from huge ...

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Rumor: Yankees still involved in Damon talks

The Yankees have denied interest in Johnny Damon, perhaps it is because of his asking price, but according to Jim Bowden of ESPN XM Radio, they are one of four teams that are still in play for the veteran outfielder. The thing is that the Yankees don't have a lot of money to spend on the ...

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