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Jeter done with the Grape Fruit League, and other rumors & notes

Derek Jeter

No big news today so we'll start with Derek Jeter. Yesterday I mentioned that he could start the season on the DL and that looks even more likely today. Jeter is done playing in Grape Fruit League games and if he does play again before the season starts it'll be with one of the minor league ...

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Yankees Morning Bits: Youkilis, Damon, Nunez, Mesa, DePaula, and Avelino


The Yankees lost to the Phillies 4-3 yesterday. • Kevin Youkilis sits a day or two with what he calls a "cramp," but the Yankees call oblique strain. • Brian Cashman said the Yankees have no interest in signing Johnny Damon. • Eduardo Nunez is not in consideration for the left field job. • Melky Mesa (Team Dominican Republic) does not plan to ...

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Prospects most likely to break the top 100 this season

Jose Ramirez

MILB.com just released their top 100 prospects, and three Yankees are on it; Gary Sanchez, Mason Williams, and Tyler Austin. Slade Heathcott was missing from the list, but he deserves to be on it. This got me thinking about which Yankees prospects have a shot at breaking the top 100 this season. Slade Heathcott is ...

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Yankees farm system ranked 14th in MLB


With the Yankees talking about budgets so much an extra emphasis has been placed on the farm system, however that hasn't paid off with one of the top systems in the game as they were ranked at No. 14 by John Sickels of SB Nation. An excerpt: 14) New York Yankees (16): Strengths: quartet of young hitters at the top, ...

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Top 10 DSL players who could come stateside in 2013


There have been whispers that the Yankees are likely to have another rookie league team for 2013. The GCL rosters are filled three ways. The amateur draft, the DSL, and miscellaneous signings.With that, the Dominican Summer League, which is where the Yankees keep their young international talent to develop them for baseball in the USA, ...

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De Paula will not pitch in the States this summer

The Yankees agreed to sign Rafael De Paula back in 2010, but it wasn't until this March until the deal became official as he was forced to wait two years for a visa due to a suspension he served for lying about his age. Finally, it seemed, that the 21-year-old righty that can hit the upper ...

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Minor League Assigments; Who Got Snubbed?

Josh Norris broke the news about minor league assignments on Friday. It was a good news for some, bad news for others. Ray Kruml and Austin Krum may have been pleasantly surprised by making the Triple-A team as outfielders. There were really no surprises in Double-A Trenton or High-A Tampa. Will Oliver and Wilton Rodriguez were ...

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Yankees minor league news: DePaula, Adams, Santana, & ManBan

Here are some notes on a few of the Yankees minor leaguers. Rafael DePaula was working out with Charleston this week, a sign that he has passed his physical and is officially a Yankee (Norris). David Adams has been told he will start the season with Double-A Trenton, the same team he started the 2010 season with ...

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