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The way the Yankees have handled injuries could cost them a playoff spot

Mark+Teixeira

Injuries have been a common theme for the Yankees this season and in a year where there has been quite a bit of unrest among the fans they have gotten a pass on this. However, maybe the Yankees shouldn't be. While a lot of the injuries are a result of bad luck there has also ...

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Yankees call up Preston Claiborne to replace Joba in the bullpen

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With Joba Chamberlain on the disabled list with an oblique injury, the Yankees have called up righty reliever Preston Claiborne from Triple-A to take his place in the bullpen, per Sweeny Murti of WFAN. To make room for Claiborne on the 40-man roster the Yankees have designated Cody Eppley for assignment. It was a little surprising to ...

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Yankees Robinson Cano has weak ties to PED-clinic with notes

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Major League Baseball is apparently investigating Robinson Cano for potential ties to Biogenesis, the anti-aging clinic suspected of providing PEDs to players, although any links to Cano and the clinic seem very weak at best, according to T.J. Quinn and Mike Fish of ESPN. Where other players had their names on Biogenesis documents, Cano did not. Instead ...

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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 claim Sam Demel, waive Dan Otero, and other notes

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The Yankees announced that they have claimed righty reliever Sam Demel off waivers from the Houston Astros and designated righty Dan Otero for assignment to make room for him on the 40-man roster. Demel, 27, has played in parts of three seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks. In 63.2 innings he has a 4.95 ERA with a ...

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Thoughts on potentially trading Joba Chamberlain to the Texas Rangers, other notes

Elvis+Andrus

Last week we heard that the Texas Rangers were scouting Joba Chamberlain and considering the Yankees have a lot of needs in their lineup right now it is possible that a trade is brewing. The Yankees biggest needs right now are obviously at the corner infield positions. With Adrian Beltre firmly in place and Mitch Moreland ...

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Yankees sign Brennan Boesch, release Matt Diaz, and other notes

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The Yankees have signed outfielder Brennan Boesch, who was released by the Tigers last week, to a one-year deal $1.5 million, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. It's actually a split contract which means he will make $1.5 million if he is in the majors and only $500K if he's in the minors. Boesch made ...

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

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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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