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Joba, Lou, and Burt Reynolds: Wednesday Yankees Links

  • MLB made a rule change yesterday that prohibits a manager from”sending his current pitcher out to warm up with no intention of having him pitch because a relief pitcher is not ready to enter the game.” Looks like Joe Girardi and several other managers are going to have to tweak their managerial strategies a bit.
  • The Yankees have signed reliever David Aardsma to a deal worth $500K. Aardsma is not expected to play much (if any) role in 2012, but Brian Cashman is hoping he can contribute in 2013.
  • In addition to Aardsma, the Yankees also picked up utility man Burt Reynolds. Fun fact: in addition to having an awesome name, Reynolds is also Robinson Cano‘s cousin.
  • Joba Chamberlain threw yesterday! And Joe Girardi was impressed with what he saw.
  • Lou Piniella has been hired by YES to provide pregame and in-game analysis for around 20-30 games this season.

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