Sep 19, 2013; New York, NY, USA; San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Javier Lopez (49) itches during the ninth inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field. Giants won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

New York Yankees News And Notes November 15th: A-Rod, Lopez, Signings

Welcome to weekend folks! It’s to kick back with your friends, have some fun and relax. Don’t worry though, if any New York Yankees news breaks, we will have you covered, even if your fantasy football team is getting blown out. Let’s take a look at some news and notes for the day today before you head out the door.

A-Rod Achoo: Alex Rodriguez was supposed to meet with MLB today as we talked about yesterday. Well, that didn’t happen. Rodriguez called out sick, though he will be in New York on Monday when his arbitration hearing resumes. Hopefully we will get a resolution this week on this, but you never know.

New Loogy In Town? The New York Yankees clearly have some holes to fill in the bullpen. Never mind, Mariano Rivera retiring but Boone Logan and Joba Chamberlain are free agents. Logan has already peaked the interest of some teams and it looks like the Yankees have a plan in mind to replace him; former San Francisco Giants lefty Javier Lopez.  Lopez held lefties to a .156 batting average in 2013 and has held lefties to a .212 average throughout his career.

Sign, Sealed, Delivered: The Yankees signed three players today. No, none of them are Robinson Cano. They signed 3B Zelous Wheeler and OF Antoan Richardson and re-signed pitcher Jim Miller.  Miller, you may remember, came up in September for a couple days when the Yankees bullpen needed reinforcements. Wheeler played in AA and AAA in the Baltimore Orioles organization. He had a .275/.354/.414 slash line with 11 HR and 56 RBI in 113 games. Richardson will be invited to big league camp in the spring. The 30 year old outfielder was in the Minnesota Twins organization last season. He had a .282/.402/.374 line with 43 RBI and 39 stolen bases.

Linkage: Check out call to the pen’s post about Derek Jeter becoming a book publisher

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