2011 Record: 97-65 (855 RS, 657 RA, 102-60 pythag. record), won AL East, lost to Tigers in ALDS
Top stories from last week:
- The Michael Pineda/Jose Campos trade, Hiroki Kuroda signing, and Andruw Jones signing were all made official. Kuroda’s contract includes a full no-trade clause. Kevin Whelan was designated for assignment to make room on the roster for the right-hander.
- The Yankees avoided arbitration with Russell Martin ($7.5M) and Boone Logan ($1.875M). All six of the team’s arbitration-eligible players are now under contract for 2012.
- Brian Cashman said that free agents would be “secondary” in their pursuit of a DH, though the team has interest in Raul Ibanez. One player they definitely won’t be getting is Prince Fielder, who signed with the Tigers for nine years and $214M.
- Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes has been declared a free agent and can now sign with any team. The Yankees have interest in 18-year-old Cuban left-hander Gerardo Concepcion.
- Jorge Posada‘s retirement became official at Tuesday’s press conference.
- Kim Jones will not be back with the YES Network in 2012.
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