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Sexson close to deal with Yankees

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Jul 17, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

It now sounds like the Yankees will have Richie Sexson on the roster tomorrow or by Saturday at the latest.

This is story is developing more, details to come.

UPDATE, 2:26 p.m.: Now ESPN.com is reporting that a tentative deal is done. No official word from the Yankees as of yet.

UPDATE, 2:30 p.m.: Same report from WFAN.

UPDATE, 3:02 p.m.: The Yankees would owe Sexson only the prorated minimum, approximately $161,000. The rest of his contract – about $6 million – would be paid by Seattle. … Meanwhile, there is apparently some bogus report out there regarding Barry Bonds. It’s not true.

UPDATE, 3:05 p.m.: This is a low risk/potentially high reward move. Sexson has hit left-handed pitching to the tune of .344/.423/.623 and is in the final year of his contract. Would you rather see him against LHPs or Wilson Betemit (.235/.257/.412)? With Hideki Matsui likely lost for the season, this makes sense.

The roster move is easy. You can option down Justin Christian or Billy Traber or DFA Chad Moeller.

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