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Happy Opening Day: Rapada DFA’d, Warren, Eppley, and Boesch officially make the team

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Today is one of the best days of the year: Opening Day! The Yankees, of course, will be in the Bronx taking on Jon Lester and the Red Sox at 1:00 p.m. today with CC Sabathia on the mound. Clay Rapada will not be joining them as he was designated for assignment over the weekend to ...

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Yankees Morning Bits: Teixeira replacements, Jeter, Mo

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The Yankees lost to Robinson Cano, Vidal Nuno and Team Dominican Republic 8-2 yesterday. That, of course, was secondary news to Mark Teixeira's injury. • The Yankees will look for first AND third basemen to try to replace Teixeira. • Travis Hafner is not an option. • Jon Heyman suggested Michael Cuddyer, Justin Morneau, Carlos Pena, Casey Kotchman, Greg Dobbs, Carlos Lee, ...

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Morning Bits: Jeter, Cano, Wang, Hafner, Youkilis, and Montgomery

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It was a light day for the Yankees yesterday. The offense took batting practice and ran some infield drills. Most of the pitching staff had the day off. • Derek Jeter went through infield drills and batting practice, but did not run the bases. • Chien-Ming Wang's agent said he's off the market until he pitches for Taiwan in the WBC. • ...

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What number will Kevin Youkilis wear for the Yankees?

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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 make Hafner signing official, DFA Canzler

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The Yankees have announced that they've reached an agreement on a one-year, major league deal with DH Travis Hafner and have designated Russ Canzler for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for him. The deal with worth $2 million, according to Ken Davidoff of the NY Post, with another potential $4 million in reachable incentives, per an AP ...

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Rumor: Yankees considering Travis Hafner for DH role

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There is no deal imminent, but the Yankees are currently considering going after Travis Hafner as a potential left-handed DH, according to David Waldstein of the NY Times. Hafner made $13 million last season, but the Indians paid him $2.75 million as a buyout rather than pick up his option for this season. The reason is simple, ...

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Rumor: Talks of Burnett for Hafner trade are over

In their search to find a team willing to trade a DH-type for A.J. Burnett, the Yankees briefly considered a deal that would have netted them Indians' DH Travis Hafner, but according to Nick Camino of WTAM 1100 in Cleveland, those talks are over. The 34-year-old Hafner has averaged just 91 games per year over the ...

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