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New York Yankees Roster Report 2009-01-29


New York Yankees Roster Report 2009-01-29
The Yankees threw money at their problems but made smart choices by filling glaring needs, and hope an offseason full of blockbuster deals returns them to prominence on the field after failing to make the playoffs in 2008.

ARRIVALS: 1B Mark Teixeira (free agent from Angels), LHP CC Sabathia (free agent from Brewers), RHP A.J. Burnett (free agent from Blue Jays), OF/1B Nick Swisher (trade with White Sox).

DEPARTURES: RHP Mike Mussina (retired), INF Wilson Betemit (traded to White Sox), RHP Carl Pavano (free agent, signed with Indians), 1B Jason Giambi (free agent, signed with A's), C Chad Moeller (free agent, signed minor league deal with Orioles).

FREE AGENTS: RF Bobby Abreu, RHP Sidney Ponson, C Ivan Rodriguez.

The Yankees have likely parted ways with all concerned.

ARBITRATION-ELIGIBLE: RHP Brian Bruney.

Bruney asked for $1.55 million, and the team offered $1.1 million.

MEDICAL WATCH:

RHP Mariano Rivera had minor arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder in October, but he is expected to be all right by spring training.

C Jorge Posada had surgery on his right shoulder on July 30, and he expects to be 100 percent by the start of spring training.

DH Hideki Matsui had surgery on his left knee in September. He is expected to be ready to go by the spring.

LHP Andy Pettitte missed his last start of the season because of a sore left shoulder, and he will have to decide whether he wants to pitch next year or retire.

RHP Chien-Ming Wang missed the last 2 1/2 months of the season because of a ligament sprain in his right foot. He had his cast removed on July 29. On Oct. 17, he threw off a mound for the first time since the injury.


Author:Fox Sports
Author's Website:http://www.foxsports.com
Added: January 29, 2009

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