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Mariano Rivera officially announces retirement, and other notes

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The rumors were true. Mariano Rivera, the Yankees ace in the bullpen for the past 18 years, officially announced that he will retire after the 2013 season during a press conference this morning. “It’s official now," Rivera said. "After this year, I will be retiring.” “The time is almost ending,” he added. “The little gas that I ...

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Yankees Morning Bits (injuries edition): Teixeira, D-Rob, Garcia, and cuts

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If the goal of Spring Training is to make it out healthy, the Yankees are doing a poor job. • Mark Teixeira will skip the WBC and miss at least two weeks due to a right wrist strain. • David Robertson was scratched from yesterday's game due to arm trouble. He says he just slept on it wrong. • Long shot ...

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2013 Trenton Thunder Preview: Four stars and seven more with hope

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Yes, the title of this article references US history, but watching the Thunder play this year will be nothing like reading a boring 8th grade text book. There may not be a single team in the entire minors with more top 100 prospects. The most amazing part of it all is that the depth doesn't ...

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Morning Bits: Hughes, Cano, A-Rod, Teixeira, Grandy & Gardner, Nunez

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Games begin Saturday. David Phelps starts. Adam Warren goes on Sunday during the first televised game. • Phil Hughes could miss up to a week with upper back stiffness. • Hal Steinbrenner said the Yankees are "willing to consider a significant long-term contract" to keep Robinson Cano. • Alex Rodriguez's name has been referenced yet again in Biogenesis papers. • Mark Teixeira will ...

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Yankees invite 44 non-roster players to spring training

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The Yankees have officially announced their list of non-roster invites to spring training with few surprises this week. Among the list is the obvious veterans on minor league deals: Matt Diaz, Juan Rivera, Dan Johnson, Bobby Wilson, and Thomas Neal with a list of minor leaguers that will get a chance to see what big ...

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Yankees farm system ranked 14th in MLB

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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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BBDP: Yankees Top 10 Outfield Prospects

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Outfield prospects have not been a strong suit for the Yankees organization since Brett Gardner and Melky Cabrera were coming up. Now there is a new batch of prospects knocking on the door and the organizational depth at the position is actually pretty extraordinary. Hopefully, somewhere in there lies a replacement for Nick Swisher and Curtis Granderson. ...

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Yankees have 4 on Sickels’ top 100 Prospect list

The list is actually 120 long, but the four Yankees land in the top 100, or Top 82 as it were, so I am trying to play that up, but John Sickels of SB Nation just released his midseason top prospects list and four Yankees are on it. Gary Sanchez comes in as their top prospect ...

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