Giese claimed by Oakland

On Saturday, Dan Giese was DFA’d in order to free up a spot on the 40-man roster. Today, Giese was actually claimed by Oakland  and was optioned to their Triple-A affiliate in Sacramento (he’s still on their 40-man, though, so hopefully he’ll get another opportunity with the A’s).

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Final Roster Spots: 7th Reliever

Throughout the day, I will be looking at the battles for the final spots on the Yankees roster: the last reliever, the battle for CF, and the utility infielder fight. I’ll start with the 7th reliever.

As of now, it seems clear that Mariano Rivera, Brian Bruney, Damaso Marte, Jose Veras, Edwar Ramirez, and Phil Coke...

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Bruney and Giese Continue To Struggle, Tomko Strong

Notable performances from the Yankees 8-3 defeat at the hands of the Phillies earlier today:

1) Brian Bruney continued his putrid spring, allowing 2 runs on 2 hits, on of which was a home run by Mat Stairs, in one inning. He also notched two strikeouts, and thankfully was able to avoid the base on...

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