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Yankees Sign Overbay to a Minor League Deal

From Mark Feinsand:Lyle Overbay walked into the Yankees’ clubhouse late Tuesday afternoon, immediately spotting Vernon Wells, his former teammate with the Blue Jays. The two embraced, both seemingly amazed to be standing together inShow More Summary

Should the Yankees Give Overbay a Shot?

From Bryan Hoch:The Yankees might consider signing free agent first baseman Lyle Overbay, who was released from his Minor League contract by the Red Sox on Tuesday morning. Overbay, 36, was a non-roster invitee to Boston's camp and batted.220...Show More Summary

Wang Feels Great Being Back in Bronx

From LoHud:“It was an easy decision for me (to sign back with the Yankees) because I never wanted to leave,” Wang said. “… It’s like back in the day. This was my first team, this is where I started. I feel great.” Wang said there were...Show More Summary

Wells Will Start In Left

From Andrew Marchand: "He will be the everyday left fielder," an official with knowledge of the Yankees plans told ESPN New York. The official added that when Curtis Granderson returns, Wells will be the fourth outfielder. Since Wells...Show More Summary

Yankees Acquire Vernon Wells

Here's the story from Jeff Passan: Were it not for the New York Yankees, Vernon Wells still would be a Los Angeles Angel, forever consigned to their dungeon of ill-fated maneuvers. Because the Yankees exist – and because they operate...Show More Summary

Yankees Ink Wang to Minor League Deal

From USA Today:The New York Yankees have brought back a familiar face, signing Taiwanese pitcher Chien-Ming Wang to a minor league contract. The Yankees said on Saturday that Wang would report right away to the minor league complex. Wang, who turns 33 this month, was originally signed by the Yankees in 2000. Show More Summary

Cashman: Jeter Will Likely Start Season on DL

From Jon Paul Morosi:It appears likely that New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter will begin the season on the disabled list. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told reporters Sunday that the revised goal is for Jeter to be ready April 6, according to the team’s Twitter feed. Show More Summary

Jeter May Be Headed To The DL

Yeah, so remember the other day when I said Jeter would be fine? Well that might not be the case:Instead of opening the season at shortstop, Derek Jeter could wind up opening it on the disabled list. General manager Brian Cashman acknowledged...Show More Summary

Chien-Ming Wang working out for Yanks in Tampa

Interesting.... He pitched well for Chinese Taipei in the WBC, throwing 12 scoreless innings in two starts. Stay tuned.

More on Jeter's Ankle

From Anthony Rieber: Jeter, who broke the ankle in Game 1 of the ALCS last October, said he didn't think the stiffness was going to stop him from playing for the Yankees in the April 1 season opener against the Red Sox. "Two weeks is plenty of time to get ready," he said. However, asked when he might get back on the field, Jeter said: "I don't know. Show More Summary

Jeter Scratched From Today's Lineup With Stiff Ankle

From Chad Jennings:Derek Jeter has been scratched from the Yankees lineup because of stiffness in his left ankle. Joe Girardi said that Jeter was flexing the ankle a lot during batting practice. Jeter eventually went to trainer Steve Donohue, who then told Girardi, who made the lineup change. Show More Summary

Yankees Still Looking For Outfield Help

From Dan Martin:“I’m open,” Cashman said following the Yankees’ 7-0 split-squad loss to the Phillies at George M. Steinbrenner Field. “Opening Day’s not till a ways down the line. I’m keeping my eyes open elsewhere. Our guys are competing...Show More Summary

Teixeira Won't Rush Back From Wrist Injury

From Peter Botte: Mark Teixeira returned to Yankees camp on Sunday after injuring his right wrist nearly two weeks ago while with Team USA before the start of the World Baseball Classic. Teixeira clarified that the injury is to his tendon sheath, and not the tendon, as previously reported. Show More Summary

Yankees Sign Brennan Boesch

According to Jon Heyman, the Yankees have signed for Tigers outfielder Brennan Boesch. The deal is worth $1.5 million, plus $600,000 in performance-based incentives. He had been released by the Tigers just two days ago. In three seasons with the Tigers, the 27-year-old hit.259/.315/.414 while averaging 14 homers and about 60 RBI per season.

Yankees Sign Ben Francisco

In 2012, Francisco hit.240/.285/.385 in 82 games with the Jays, Astors and Rays

Looks Like The Yankees Are Getting Desperate

Since this obviously didn't work, they've moved on to Derrek Lee and Scott Rolen:

Some Sunday Links

Haven't done a link dump in a while, figured I'd start today: - Richard Justice calls the Yankees trio of Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte "a timeless classic" in this article for - Joel Sherman says that Mariano was what separated the Yankees from everyone else. Show More Summary

WBC: Canada and Mexico Brawl

While leading 9-3 in the 9th, one of the Canadian players bunted for a base hit. Mexico took offense, drilled the next batter and all hell broke loose. Definitely one of the craziest baseball brawls I've seen in a while. Here's the video:

Marchand: The Boss Almost Traded Mo

From Andrew Marchand:Before Mariano Rivera ever became the closer, Derek Jeter's potential saved him from becoming an ex-Yankee. ... “It was close,” Yankees GM Brian Cashman said. Rivera had pitched well in the 1995 playoffs, but the Yankees came in with big expectations. Show More Summary

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