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Yankees finally designate Ben Francisco for assignment

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Despite Brian Cashman's jokes, it had to happen sooner or later. The Yankees announced that they have designated Ben Francisco for assignment this afternoon to make room on the roster for lefty David Huff. The 31-year-old Francisco was having one pathetic season for the Yankees hitting just .114/.220/.182 in 21 games. He was meant to be ...

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What happens to Lyle Overbay when Mark Teixeira comes back?

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Mark Teixeira is still rehabbing down in Tampa the sheath in his wrist which protects his tendon that he tore while getting ready for the World Baseball Classic back in March. The rehab is going slow, as it should for an injury with a high likelihood of a setback, but he says it's going great ...

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Across the AL: Yanks return to the Bronx to host King Felix and the Mariners

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Although the Yankees lost the first game of the Monday doubleheader against the Indians, they were able to shut out the Tribe in the second game, 7-0.  Between the two games, Yankees pitchers managed to limit the Indians to a total of one run – an impressive feat against a lineup that, coming into Monday, ...

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Brian Cashman is smart not to take credit for Yankees strong start, and other notes

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The Yankees had some big holes in the lineup going into the season and most weren't afraid to point them out. There was the drop-off behind the plate, in right field, and forget about plugging any hole with Vernon Wells as he was done and that was a horrible trade. Almost a month later and the ...

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Bizarro Yankees Surviving Early Slate With Hitting, Not Pitching

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Heading into 2013, the Yankees most glaring weakness figured to be their offense. They led the major leagues in home runs in 2012 with 245, and coming into this season 200 of them were gone from the lineup. The major names missing? Curtis Granderson, Mark Teixeira, Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Nick Swisher, Russell Martin, Raul Ibanez, ...

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Yankees roster nearly set as David Aardsma is DFA’d

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The Yankees 25-man roster is not official yet, but it is all but set after the Yankees made a slew of moves following their final spring exhibition game against a pro team today. They play Army in West Point on Saturday before opening the season against the Red Sox on Monday. The most surprising news of ...

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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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Yankees sign Overbay, claim a reliever and cut a good prospect, plus injury updates

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It was a busy day for the Yankees yesterday, but not a pretty one. The Yankees began the day yesterday by claiming right handed reliever Dan Otero off waivers from the San Francisco Giants.. Then they made the Vernon Wells trade official by sending outfielder Exicardo Cayones and lefty reliever Kramer Sneed to the Angels. They continued ...

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