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While the New York Yankees are not close to acquiring an
outfielder at this point, the team continues to pursue a right-handed bat, with
the potential targets including Vernon Wells of the Los Angeles Angels and free
agents Scott Hairston and Jeff Baker, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
Yankees not currently close on any trade talks for an outfielder; Texas was in the same position Friday.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 22, 2012
#yankees looking for righthanded hitters. Among options are vernon wells, scott hairston and jeff baker. Plus #others
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 22, 2012
The Yankees current crop of outfielders includes three
left-handed hitters; Ichiro Suzuki, Curtis Granderson and Brett Gardner. As
such, New York is looking to add a right-hander to the mix.
None of the three potential targets Heyman mentions would be
counted on as full-time players for the Yankees. Hairston was the most
productive of t...
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Outfielder Nick Swisher, who spent the past four seasons in New York, has agreed to a four-year, $56 million contract with the Cleveland Indians, according to The New York Daily News.
The deal includes a $14 million vesting option for a fifth year based on plate appearances that could make the contract's total value $70 million through the 2017 season.
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One of the least surprising moves early this offseason was New York Yankees reliever, Rafael Soriano, opting out of the last year on his deal.
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OF Nick Swisher will bid adieu to the New York Yankees and put down stakes with the Cleveland Indians.
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Nick Swisher has reportedly signed a four-year deal with the Cleveland Indians worth $56 million.
Just as fans start to comprehend that the New York Yankees are all about one-year deals this off-season, the brass throws another curveball that makes no sense.
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The New York Yankees weren’t ready to break the bank for Nick Swisher. But the Cleveland Indians were happy to oblige.
Terry Francona‘s new club emerged from “a half-dozen teams” to win over Swisher with a four-year, $56 million deal that includes a fifth-year vesting option of $14 million based on plate appearances, according to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News....
Right-handed pitcher John Maine signed a minor league deal with the Miami Marlins, MLB.com reported Monday. Maine, 31, has not pitched in the major leagues since 2010 and has had shoulder problems in recent years. He spent five of his seven major-league seasons with the New York Mets, including 2010. Last year, Maine was 8-5 with a 4.97 ERA in 16 games (15 starts) for the...
Nick Swisher has signed a four-year deal with the Cleveland Indians. Swisher, 32, will earn $56 million over the course of the contract and a vesting fifth year could push the deal to a total value of $70 million.
Swisher spent the last four seasons with the New York Yankees. A career .256/.361/.467 hitter, Swisher has hit 21 or more home runs dating back to 2005.
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Following the Arizona Diamondbacks surprising agreement with
free agent Cody Ross, the team is working to trade an outfielder, according to
Buster Olney of ESPN.
Arizona is, in fact, working to trade an outfielder, in the aftermath of the Ross deal. Kubel is regarded as the most likely guy to be dealt
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 22, 2012