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Yankees release Juan Rivera as roster begins to take shape, plus notes


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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What to do now that Derrek Lee is staying retired? Plus other notes


With the injuries piling up, Yankees GM Brian Cashman decided he would try to get a little creative to fill some spots so he called some retired players to gauge their interest. Chipper Jones and Scott Rolen quickly rejected any idea that they might come out of retirement, but Derrek Lee was at least considering it. Lee is ...

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Yankees Morning Bits: Jeter, Rapada, Hughes, D-Rob, and Rivera (not that one)


The Yankees lost to the Cardinals 7-6 yesterday. • Derek Jeter has been cleared for full baseball activities and should be in a game soon. • Add another to the pile, Clay Rapada has been shut down 7-10 days with bursitis in his left shoulder. • Phil Hughes (back) felt good after long toss yesterday and will throw a bullpen on ...

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What number will Kevin Youkilis wear for the Yankees?


The Yankees released their new numbers. With 84 players in camp, retired numbers, soon to be retired numbers, and coaches there was a chance they would go to triple digits. Unfortunately they just doubled up on a few players. Here are the notable new numbers: • No. 22 - Matt Diaz, No. 27 - Dan Johnson, No. 33 - Travis ...

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Yankees Ivan Nova, Francisco Cervelli still have options left

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The Yankees will have 83 players in camp when Spring Training starts. In order to try to narrow down who could start the season in the Bronx and who might start in Scranton it is helpful to know which players have options left. So a big thanks to Chad Jennings of the Journal News for ...

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Rumor: Yankees still looking for a right handed outfielder


The Yankees may have signed Juan Rivera and Matt Diaz and missed out on Scott Hairston, but they are still on the look out for more right handed hitting, GM Brian Cashman recently told Jim Bowden of ESPNxm. That's great and all, but there really isn't much left on the market. Perhaps Cashman means he's still looking ...

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Yankees invite 44 non-roster players to spring training


The Yankees have officially announced their list of non-roster invites to spring training with few surprises this week. Among the list is the obvious veterans on minor league deals: Matt Diaz, Juan Rivera, Dan Johnson, Bobby Wilson, and Thomas Neal with a list of minor leaguers that will get a chance to see what big ...

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Yankees sign Juan Rivera to a minor league deal


The Yankees have another right handed hitting outfielder to try out for their backup spot during spring training as they have signed Juan Rivera to a one-year, minor league contract, according to Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com. Rivera, 34, was limited to just 109 games last season because of groin injuries and hit just .244/.286/.375 and a ...

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