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Yankees Invite 21 Non-Roster Players To Spring Training

The Yankees announced have invited 21 non-roster players to 2019 Major League Spring Training, which starts in just about a week.

The biggest name that stands out is Danny Farquhar, who is attempting a comeback after he suffered a brain hemorrhage from a ruptured aneurysm in the bullpen in the sixth inning of a game between his Chicago White Sox and Houston Astros April 20, 2018 vs. Houston. The following day, he underwent successful surgery to address the aneurysm, but was not medically released to pitch again in a competitive game during the 2018 season.

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Yankees Establish First Environmental Science Position in Pro Sports

The Yankees today announced the appointment of recognized industry leader Dr. Allen Hershkowitz to the new role of Environmental Science Advisor, the first of its kind in professional sports.

This represents a defining moment in the Yankees’ decades-long commitment to sustainability, and serves to deepen an existing dedication to environmentally-friendly practices and community-wide awareness.

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Yankees Sign Ottavino, A Brooklyn Native, To Three-Year Deal

The Yankees announced on Thursday the signing of one of the best relievers in baseball, right-handed pitcher Adam Ottavino, a Brooklyn native, to a three-year contract through the 2021 season.

Ottavino became a premier set-up man out of the Rockies’ bullpen last season, and joins a Yankees’ group of relievers that includes closer Aroldis Chapman, Dellin Betances, Zach Britton, Chad Green, and Jonathan Holder.

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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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