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AL East: Yankees release Jon Niese

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Here’s all the news you need to know about the American League East.

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The Yankees have released pitcher Jon Niese. The southpaw had signed a minor-league deal with New York late this winter. The former Met spent the spring completing for a spot in the bullpen, however his arm strength didn’t quite cut it for the Yankees. At 30-years old, Niese could still be picked up as an extra body for later innings but as of now no teams are showing interest in making that move.

Here’s what else is going down in the American League East: