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Kyle Drabek threw five scoreless innings, outpitching CC Sabathia, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 4-3 on Tuesday night.
Drabek, competing for a spot in Toronto's rotation, allowed five hits. The 24-year-old right-hander struck out five and walked two.
Sabathia, set to start on opening day for the Yankees, gave up three runs and six hits in six innings. The left-hander will make his final exhibition start Sunday in the first major league spring training game at the Miami Marlins' new ballpark.
New York center fielder Curtis Granderson didn't play due to a sore right elbow. General manager Brian Cashman said the move was precautionary and added that Granderson will have an MRI on Wednesday.
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Omar Vizquel was added to the Toronto Blue Jays' roster Wednesday a month before his 45th birthday, making the backup infielder the oldest active position player in the major leagues.
The 11-time Gold Glove winner had signed a minor league contract on Jan. 23. He spent the previous two years with the Chicago White Sox as a utilityman and mentor to younger players.
Andy Pettitte is increasing his workload by throwing in a simulated game, and Yankees manager Joe Girardi thinks the 39-year-old left-hander could pitch in a spring training game next week.
Pettitte came out of retirement by agreeing to a minor league contract March 16.
He threw 20 pitches in batting practice Tuesday before making 13 more pitches to four batters in a simulated...
The New York Yankees have released Preston Mattingly, who had agreed to a minor league contract in January.
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The Yankees confirmed the move on Tuesday.
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The Toronto Blue Jays tagged Dana Eveland, then roughed up Alfredo Simon in beating the Baltimore Orioles 9-3 Wednesday.
Eveland allowed three runs and six hits in four innings.
Simon, pitching for the first time in 10 days since leaving a game with a pulled groin, gave up three runs on two hits in the fifth, one scoring on a wild pitch. He yielded three more runs in the fourth...
The New York Yankees signed outfielder Jack Cust to a minor league contract Wednesday, according to Sweeny Murti of WFAN.Cust was released by the Houston Astros on Tuesday after he had only a single hit in 25 spring training at-bats. The
33-year-old batted .213 with three home runs and 23 RBIs in 67 games for
the Seattle Mariners last season.
The New York Yankees have signed Jack Cust to a minor league deal, Sweeny Murti of WFAN reports.
Cust signed a one-year deal with the Astros in January but was released by them earlier this week.
Cust averaged 28 home runs from 2007-09 and was looking to re-establish his offense with the Astros and prior to that the Phillies and Mariners but has been unsuccessful.
Cust hit .213...
Clearly the Yankees are a little concerned with Ibanez's struggles and bat speed and felt the need to pick up a little insurance at the DH spot.
It's another quality trash-heap signing by Cashman. Cust hit just .213/.344/.329 with 3 HR and 23 RBI in 225 at-bats for Seattle, but in 2010 he did have one of hit better overall offensive seasons. That season year he hit .272...