Yankees Decline Damaso Marte's $4M OptionThe Yankees have declined a $4 million option on Damaso Marte, making the injured left-hander eligible for free agency.
Yankees' Mark Prior Scratched From Rehab Start With Shoulder DiscomfortYankees right-hander Mark Prior has struggled with shoulder injuries and his last major league appearance came in August 2006. The 30-year-old went 18-6 with a 2.43 ERA in 30 starts for the NL Central champion Chicago Cubs in 2003.
A-Rod Upbeat As He Nears Return To YankeesAlex Rodriguez began running the bases in his workout today, a key step in his rehab process. Pedro Felicinao, Ramiro Pena, Damaso Marte and Mark Prior have all also made strides forward.
Yankees' Derek Jeter Resumes Onfield Work After Strained Calf InjuryThe Yankees' captain threw for the first time Tuesday, including long toss, since going on the 15-day disabled list last week because of a strained right calf.
Phil Hughes Ready For Minor League Start The right-hander, out since April 15 because of inflammation in his right shoulder, is scheduled to throw around 65 pitches Sunday for Class-A Staten Island.
Girardi: Yankees Could Use Both Gardner, Jeter At LeadoffJoe Girardi has added another dimension to his leadoff-hitter experiment. The Yankees manager on Tuesday didn't rule out using both Derek Jeter and Brett Gardner in the leadoff spot, depending on the opposing pitcher.
Damaso Marte Has Shoulder SurgeryYankees reliever Damaso Marte has had surgery on his pitching shoulder and expects to be sidelined until late next season.
Yankees Relievers Marte, Aceves Not Expected BackNew York manager Joe Girardi said Wednesday he thinks both pitchers will miss the rest of the year.
Green Lantern: Yankees 'Pen Needs Transplant STATThere are millions of Yankees fans eyeing the waters below the tri-state area bridges because GM Brian Cashman has yet to pull off a significant trade for a starting pitcher. Frankly, that has to stop.

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