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Stottlemyre, Yankees Ace & Pitching Coach To 1986 Mets & Yankees 1990s Dynasty, Passes Away at 77

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Mel Stottlemyre, the ace of the Yankees pitching staff in the late 1960s who went on to be the pitching coach of the Mets’ 1986 World Championship team, and the Yankees 1990s dynasty, passed away on Sunday at the age of 77.

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Yankees Sign LeMahieu, Making Infield Complete

On Monday, the Yankees announced the signing of two-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glove-winning infielder DJ LeMahieu to a two-year contract through the 2020 season.

LeMahieu is a solid second baseman, which gives the Yankees plenty of options in the infield as they cover for the loss of shortstop Didi Gregorius until June or July as he recovers from Tommy John surgery.

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Sabathia Has Heart Procedure; Yankees Expect Him To Be Ready For Spring

Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia underwent an angioplasty on December 11, and when he met with doctors on Friday, he was told his prognosis is excellent.

Sabathia was experiencing acid reflux, heartburn and an increased amount of perspiration earlier this month, and he informed the Yankees’ medical staff immediately of the issues.

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Yankees Matriarch Joan Steinbrenner Passes Away

Joan Steinbrenner, the wife of the late Yankees Principal Owner George M. Steinbrenner III, passed away on Friday morning at her home in Tampa, Fla. surrounded by her family. She was 83.

“Joan was a compassionate and caring matriarch whose profound love for her family and those in the community always inspired us,” the Steinbrenner family said in a statement. “Her elegance and grace touched everyone around her, and we know her spirit will live on through her legacy of good works. We are grateful to have had her in our lives, and she will be deeply missed.”

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