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OK, OK, stopping spitting, it was just an idea: If events transpired to keep A-Rod from returning, as the Yankees seem to be encouraging in full-throated bliss, one instinctive option would be to move Jeter to the less stressful 3B position. Youkilis would become our DH, and we'd simply need Chico Escuela - the incarnate good-field/no hit infielder - to play SS. Made sense to me.Obviously, didn't to Brian Cashman's 14-member Data Analysis A-team. Because in the last three days, to virtually coincide with A-Rod's latest public self-debasement campaign, the Yankees have effectively eliminated their options with Jeter. He will play SS this year, bad foot, old age, at all. And as far as I can see - considering the psychological deterioration of Eduardo Nunez as a fielder - there is nobody - nada - to replace Jeter, if he crumbles. Oh, well, there is always the X Games for that blood lust diversion!Yesterday, we secured Travis Hafner, who is old, beat-up and has never fie...
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Here's one possible solution to our latest A-bomb:If Alex is really out the door in 2013 - the first half season healing from surgery and the second half suspended by Commissioner Hairpiece - maybe Brian Cashman should abandon his Hobbit-like quest for a DH and hand that spot to Kevin Youkilis.Seriously, did anyone figure Youk could last a whole year playing third? For starters...
While he was rumored to be in the mix for the Cleveland Indians’ vacant designated hitter job, it appears that long-time Tribe slugger Travis Hafner could be rocking a half-buttoned pinstrip jersey for 2013.
#yankees are talking travis hafner (as @bradfo said), as well as others.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 30, 2013
Hearing #Yankees might be close to deal with Travis...
Reports are out that the New York Yankees could be close to a deal to sign Indians D.N. Travis Hafner. Why would the Yankees want Hafner. The guy spends more time in the D.L. than anyone I know other than Grady Sizemore. Hafner would make a big buck for the Yankees and bring a small return to the team in the big apple. Hafner played in only 66 games last year and hit only 12 home...
From Yankees.com: The Yankees on Friday finalized a one-year contract with free-agent slugger Travis Hafner, who is expected to help fill the club's designated hitter slot for the 2013 season.
Hafner, 35, batted .228 with 12 home runs and 34 RBIs in 64 games for the Indians last season. Cleveland cut ties with Hafner in October, choosing to pay the left-handed hitter a $2...
The Yankees, moving to fill their need for a left-handed designated hitter, are close to signing Travis Hafner, according to a major-league source.
The deal is expected to include a low base salary in the $1 million to $2 million range, plus an incentive package, the source said.
Hafner, 35, batted .228 in 66 games for the Cleveland Indians last season, but with a .784 OPS. He...
The Yankees are speaking with the agent for free agent Travis Hafner and may try to sign the 35-year-old to compete for time as a left-handed designated hitter.
Hafner spent the past decade with Cleveland and hit .228 with 12 homers and 34 RBIs last year. He would take over a role filled last year by Raul Ibanez, who left the Yankees to sign with Seattle.
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So is anyone sick of talking about Alex Rodriguez yet?
Since the answer to that question is probably yes, here is some more Yankee news that should interest fans. On Thursday, the Yankees and former Cleveland Indian Travis Hafner agreed to a one year deal worth about $2 million which could turn to $4 million based on plate appearances. Hafner is expected to fill the role that...
As of this writing, it sounds like Travis Hafner is going to sign a contract with the Yankees, after (surprise!) Cleveland turned down his $13 million club option for 2013. Pronk Bars are a distant memory, but Hafner still has his uses. For all of criticism he has received because of his play (or lack thereof) relative to his contract in Cleveland, Hafner has actually been a pretty...
The New York Yankees have agreed to sign designated hitter Travis Hafner, according to a Journal News report. The deal will be announced the contract language has been finalized. Terms of the deal weren't known. Hafner will serve as the designated hitter against right-handed pitchers. He has a career batting average of .287 vs. righties. Injuries have limited the 35-year...
Yankees Injury Update
Throughout 2012 and early 2013, the New York Yankees saw big
injuries happen to big-name players. Spring Training 2013 begins on Saturday,
February 16, and the Yankees are counting on those big names to come back
strong and push the team into the postseason once again. Here is an update on
the injuries to the Yankee’s key players.
To make room for newly-acquired slugger Travis Hafner, the Yankees designated outfielder Russ Canzler for assignment. Canzler is no stranger to being DFA’d. After spending last season with the Cleveland Indians, Canzler was claimed by the Toronto Blue Jays in December, reclaimed by the Tribe in January, and finally claimed by the Yankees two weeks after that. Now he is on the loose...
The New York Yankees and free agent Travis Hafner have a deal in place, according to Chad Jennings of the Journal News. Jennings expects an official announcement to come within the next 24 hours.
Hafner, 35, hit just .228 last year with 12 homers for the Indians and has had health issues in each of the last five seasons. However, his price tag is cheap, and he could put up some...
Supposedly, the Yankees are on the verge of signing Travis "Pronk" Hafner - the former Cleveland DH who Miguel Cabreraed us once, long long ago, in a galaxy far far away -- a strikeout/home run guy who hasn't done Steve Whitaker in the last two years.And you thought we learned from Andruw Jones? (Insert sigh here.)Listen: I have no truck with Brian Cashman jiggling...
Both the Yankees and Red Sox added veteran bats to their roster yesterday, as Travis Hafner and New York agreed to a one-year deal worth $2 million, while the Red Sox inked first baseman Lyle Overbay to a minor league deal with an invite to Big League Spring Training. Were these two moves linked to one another, like the old days? That’s doubtful, but it was a good way to start...