Via Mike Ashmore, the Yanks have added RHP Eric Hacker & LHP Wilkins DeLeRosa to the 40-man roster. Both players would have been eligible for the Rule 5 draft in December, and essential take the spots of Pudge & Abreu, who filed for free agency yesterday. I’m a bit surprised they added DeLaRosa, I think he would have slipped through the Rule 5 with ease because it would be tough for a team to keep a raw arm like that on their 25-man roster all season. This tells you what the Yanks think of both players, and I congratulate them both on this career milestone.
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