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Left-handed relief pitcher Hideki Okajima has failed his physical and will not be in spring training with the New York Yankees.
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From Zack Meisel:The Yankees are near an agreement with reliever Clay Rapada on a Minor League contract with an invite to Spring Training, a source told MLB.com.
Rapada will likely fill the void created when left-handed reliever Hideki Okajima failed his physical this week. Okajima, 36, had signed a Minor League contract with a Spring Training invitation in late December.
TAMPA —The Yankees have extended a spring training invitation to Andy Pettitte.
But the legendary lefty won’t be attempting a comeback if he accepts. Instead, Pettitte, who retired following the 2010 season, will be a guest instructor.
“He is invited to stop in and join us at any time...
Tampa - Austin Romine and Jesus Montero always had what Romine describes as “a fun rivalry, pushing each other to get better.”
Teams determining which two minor leaguers will be included
Yankees gain salary relief, prospects in shedding right-handed starter
Of all the divisions, the amnesty clause may benefit more clubs in the AL East than any other division. In case you missed our review of the AL West and AL Central, make sure you check them out. Without further ado, lets jump into this.
Yankees- Having the highest payroll in all of baseball you're going to have a few contracts you would like to get rid of. Sure you could...
Seems there are two prominent schools of thought around here regarding the Pirates' pursuit of A.J. Burnett from the New York Yankees.
NEW YORK (AP) -- A person familiar with the negotiations says the New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates are close to agreement on a trade that would send pitcher A.J. Burnett to the Pittsburgh Pirates for a pair of minor leaguers.