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Yankees release Russell Branyan

Yankees have released Russell Branyan. — Donnie Collins (@swbyankeesTT) August 10, 2012   A back injury robbed Russell Branyan of having a chance at making the team out of spring training. Raul Ibanez filled the role Branyan would have played with the Yankees and he never got a chance despite hitting .311/.444/.656 in 153 plate appearances in the ...

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Russell Branyan destroys AAA pitchers

The Yankees signed Russell Branyan to a minor league contract this offseason which gave him a chance to fight his way onto the Yankees roster as the DH. Unfortuntely for him a bad back ruined his spring training and kept him on the shelf for almost three full months. Like a true veteran looking to hang-on ...

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Decisions coming soon for Yankees veteran non-roster invitees

The Yankees have a few veteran non-roster invitees in camp this year that are unlikely to make the team out of spring training and could bolt if they find jobs elsewhere. Bill Hall probably had the best shot out of any of them to make the team, but a healthy spring from Eric Chavez and Eduardo ...

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Russell Branyan plans on swinging a bat soon

George King of the NY Post caught up with Russell Branyan to get a explanation for why he got released and re-signed another contract with the Yankees on the same day. The reason was as expected, the Yankees wanted to avoid a $100K payment to him, but when discussing it Branyan revealed that he expects to ...

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Yankees release and then re-sign Russell Branyan

The Yankees signed Russell Branyan this offseason as a guy who could compete with Raul Ibanez in spring training for the DH job against right handed pitchers. Unfortunately a back injury has kept him from playing at all. It looks like the Yankees are intent to give him a shot though despite his no-show this spring. According ...

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Yankees sign Jack Cust

Raul Ibanez hasn't exactly had a great spring and Russell Branyan, who was supposed to be an insurance policy, has been injured all spring. So the Yankees, perhaps thinking they needed to re-up their insurance policy, have decided to sign free agent DH Jack Cust to a minor league deal, according to Sweeny Murti of ...

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Yankees injury news: Nunez is back and the rest

Eduardo Nunez has been out for about two weeks after getting hit on the hand with a pitch, but he took BP and infield practice, declared himself ready, and then actually played in a game over the weekend (link). It's good timing for the Yankees because if he had another setback it very well could have ...

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Yankees spring training injury roundup: 3/15

You've heard about Freddy Garcia taking a comebacker yesterday and his negative x-rays, but he is hardly the only Yankee in camp that is dealing with injuries. SWISHER'S STIFF GROIN: Outfielder Nick Swisher left yesterday's game with groin tightness. After the game he looked to be without pain and it is likely the Yankees only pulled him ...

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