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Breaking news: Yankees designate Myers

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Aug 05, 2007 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Journal News is reporting that the Yankees have decided to designate LHP Mike Myers for assignment.

General manager Brian Cashman has yet to return a telephone call seeking comment. But several team sources said the 38-year-old Myers will be taken off the roster before Monday’s game against Toronto.

It is unclear at this point who would replace him in the bullpen.

Myers is 3-0 with a 2.66 ERA. But left-handers are 24 of 77 (.312) with eight extra-base hits and only 18 strikeouts against him.

Myers faced six batters in Sunday’s 8-5 victory against the Royals, allowing a run on two hits and a walk. Called in to face left-handed Mark Teahen with two runners on and two outs in the seventh inning, Myers gave up an RBI single.

He got two outs in the eighth inning before allowing a run and forcing closer Mariano Rivera into the game.

The Yankees have 10 days to trade or release Myers. He has $400,000 remaining on his contract for this season.

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