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Thursday, December 13, 2007

40-man roster nearly complete

From Peter Abraham:

Brian Bruney can afford another tattoo, the Yankees decided to keep him. Bruney, Wilson Betemit, Robinson Cano and Chien-Ming Wang were all offered arbitration tonight.

The Yankees did not offer deals to RHPs T.J. Beam, Matt DeSalvo and Darrell Rasner. They now become free agents.

Once they officially add Alex Rodriguez, LaTroy Hawkins and Mariano Rivera, the Yankees will have 40 players on the 40-man roster. (LoHud Yankees Blog)

I'm a little surprised by the Yankees tendering Bruney a contract. He had bouts of wildness at times last year and was angry at the organization when he was sent down to AAA.

DeSalvo started a few times last year when the Yankees had a makeshift starting rotation at the beginning of the season. He won't be missed.

I know the Yankees don't like doing this, but they should really offer multi-year deals to Wang and Cano. They would be able to get them locked up for three or four years at a bargain.


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