Russell Branyan

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Sweeny: Quiet Spring Expected For Yankees In Tampa

If you thought the Yankees had a humdrum winter, then wait till you see what happens at spring training.


Seattle Mariners' Russell Branyan flips his bat as he watches his home run  during the sixth inning of a baseball game as New York Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli looks on Friday, Aug. 20, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Russell Branyan Agrees To Deal With Yankees

Russell Branyan has agreed to a minor league contract with the New York Yankees and will try to win a bench job as a corner infielder during spring training.


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Heyman: Yankees Sign Russell Branyan To Minor-League Deal

The big DH-utility man is expected to compete for a bench spot in spring training.


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It’s Time For Yankees Fans’ Annual Mariano Rivera Panic Attack

The Yankees won on Thursday. So what’s the hubbub? A ninth inning, first-pitch, three-run homer off Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, that’s what.


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Nunez, Bullpen Help Yanks Beat M’s

Eduardo Nunez drove in the go-ahead run with his first career hit in the seventh inning, and the New York bullpen patched together six stellar innings in a 9-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday.


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Bad A.J. Returns; M’s Spank Yanks

Felix Hernandez watched with delight as Russell Branyan’s drive in the first inning landed in the New York Yankees’ bullpen for a three-run homer — and some rare run support.