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New York Yankees Notes: Nakajima, Andruw Jones, Eric Chavez, A-Rod

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After locking up CC Sabathia long-term, the New York Yankees haven't made much noise following the extension. Sure, they won the rights to Japanese infielder Hiroyuki Nakajima, but the signing isn't a done deal. They also re-signed starting pitcher Freddy Garcia to another one-year deal; but, as of now, it looks like the club is comfortable going in nearly identical to last year. Let's take a look at the latest news out of the Bronx:

  • Alex Rodriguez underwent a procedure on his right knee and left shoulder earlier this month in Germany, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said (via Marc Carig of the Star-Ledger).
  • The Yankees had their doctors and MLB involved, to assure there was no use of banned substances, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports says.
  • The club is still talking with free-agent outfielder Andruw Jones' representatives in bringing him back to the Bronx, but Brian Cashman says he has nothing to report as of now (via Bryan Hoch of
  • Bryan Hoch of believes the club will wait and see what happens with Hiroyuki Nakajima before pursuing free-agent Eric Chavez. The Yankees have until January 6 to negotiate with the Japanese native. Like Jones, Chavez came off the bench for the Yankees last season.