Found February 21, 2012 on NY Daily News:
PLAYERS: Andruw Jones
TEAMS: New York Yankees
There were days last season when Andruw Jones’ left knee ached so much that he could not play and the Yankees were missing a dangerous bat against lefthanded pitchers.

Yankees welcome Raul Ibanez spark Nick Johnson nightmares

I don’t think anyone was surprised when ESPN’s Buster Onley reported that the New York Yankees signed Raul Ibanezto a one year, $1.1 million deal with incentives, which could earn him up to $4 million. But does signing a DH even make sense? New York Yankees DH Nick Johnson (Sipkin/News) Well it is familiar song, as the Yankees have a habit of signing guys like Ibanez; remember...

Yankees and Chavez Agree to 1 Year Deal

The Yankees and Eric Chavez have agreed to a contract, pending a physical.  Chavez will receive a one-year deal worth $900,000. The 34-year-old was limited to just 58 games with New York last season due to a fractured foot, batting .263/.320/.356 over 175 plate appearances. It’s unlikely he’ll be able to stay healthy, but he’ll [...]

Roster far from set, even with addition of Chavez

Bringing Eric Chavez to camp figures to lock up most of the remaining roster spots for position players, but Yankees manager Joe Girardi does not want to call off the competitions just yet.

Pirates starting pitcher Burnett embraces latest major-league challenge

The Pirates are hoping that right-hander A.J. Burnett's veteran knowledge will be able to benefit the rest of the pitching staff.

Yankees sign David Aardsma

The New York Yankees have signed David Aardsma to a one-year deal worth $500k, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports. The deal includes a club option for 2013 as well. Aardsma can also earn an additional $500k in incentives this season. However much he earns in incentives this season, that amount will be added to his base salary for next season which is also $500k. Aardsma saved...

Yankees' Rivera hints 2012 may be his last year

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Mariano Rivera hinted 2012 could be his final year in the major leagues, saying he won't announce his long-term plans until after the season.

Rivera seeks relief

If Mariano Rivera is truly retiring after the 2012 season, something he hinted at on Monday, you wonder if the health scare he endured a few months ago pushed him to make a decision he has contemplated for years. Always a thoughtful, religious man, Rivera said the surgery he underwent to remove polyps on his vocal cords in December caused him to reflect a bit. “It scared me,...

Yankees pitcher Nova says arm is 'perfect' after strain

TAMPA -- Ivan Nova’s arm feels fine, and he says there are no aftereffects of the injury that cut short his start in Game 5 of the AL division series as the New York Yankees were eliminated. After leading major league rookies in wins last season, Nova got the...

Yankees kick A.J. Burnett on his way out the door by highlighting wild pitches

A.J. Burnett turned out to be a terrible signing for Brian Cashman and the Yankees. Some players can’t handle the spotlight of playing in New York, and Burnett seemed to fit that description perfectly. When things got tough for A.J., he became completely unraveled. After an extremely rough 2011 season, the Yankees decided to unload the right-hander. Once a trade with the Pirates...

Burnett Ready to Start New Chapter in Pittsburgh

Photo by Keith Allison BRADENTON — On Saturday, right-hander A.J. Burnett was driving down to Florida from Baltimore, not sure of which city he was going to end up at –Tampa, where the New York Yankees train, or Bradenton, where the Pirates hold their spring training. During his drive, Burnett received a call from  Bucs Manager Clint Hurdle and General Manager Neal Huntington...

Burnett looking forward to fresh start in National League return

A.J. Burnett departed his Maryland home Saturday for Florida, though his exact destination remained unclear. Once he received a call from Pirates general manager Neal Huntington and manager Clint Hurdle, his route solidified. Endpoint: Bradenton.

Ailing Aardsma added

TAMPA — With an eye on possibly late this season but clearly focused on 2013, the Yankees signed right-handed reliever David Aardsma to a one-year major league deal yesterday worth $500,000, with incentives and escalator clauses. There is what GM Brian Cashman calls “a favorable’’ club option for next season...
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