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Offseason Updates: New York Yankees

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The New York Yankees are continuing to play out the offseason the non-traditional, or new “Yankee Way.”

Back in December, the Yankees acquired Starlin Castro from the Chicago Cubs for infielder Brendan Ryan, who was put on waivers a few days after, and right-handed pitcher Adam Warren.

That was the biggest splash the Yankees have made thus far. Here are a few story lines to keep you up to date with the Bombers:

January 15: The Yankees claimed Lance Adams off of waivers from the Kansas City Royals.  26, combined to bat .281 (137-for-488) with 72 runs, 26 doubles, 16 home runs, 62 RBI, 31 steals and a .791 OPS in 134 games between Double-A Northwest Arkansas and Triple-A Omaha in 2015. The right-handed hitter made his Major League debut in 2014, going 0-for-3 in six games for the Royals. In seven minor league seasons, he owns a .270 career batting average (678-for-2,512), 58 home runs, 296 RBI and 164 stolen bases in 668 games. The Talihina, Oklahoma native was originally selected by the Royals in the 13th round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft. Adams was designated for assignment by Kansas City on January 6.

The Yankees have agreed to terms with RHP Michael Pineda and INF/OF Dustin Ackley on one-year, non-guaranteed contracts, thus avoiding arbitration.

January 19: The Yankees have agreed to terms with INF Didi Gregorius on a one-year, non-guaranteed contract, thus avoiding arbitration.

The Yankees also have agreed with RHP Nathan Evoldi on a one-year non-guaranteed contract, thus avoiding arbitration.

Brian Cashman states that Castro could see time at third base for the Yankees.

The Major League Baseball season may still seem far away as temperatures have dropped into the mid-teens in the New York area, but warmer weather and baseball are right around the corner. Pitchers and catchers report Feb. 18, less than a month from now,so finish the hot chocolate and get your jersey ready, another exciting season is upon us.

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