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Notes and links: Millwood, Sheffield, prospects and more02.17.11

Brian Cashman has said time and again that he’s open to adding more rotation options if the price is right, and Joel Sherman reported today that Kevin Millwood could be one of those options. Sherman says the Yankees are still interested in the veteran Millwood, who would be one more veteran in the back-of-the-rotation competition.

• In no uncertain terms, Brian Cashman told Mark Feinsand that Dellin Betances and Manny Banuelos will not break camp with the big league club. Those two will go to Trenton.

Gary Sheffield has officially retired. “It’s time to say goodbye,” Sheffield said.

• Nick Swisher told Ken Davidoff that he switched agents because he and Joe Bick, “grew apart a little bit.”

• Former Yankees part-time DH Juan Miranda has more competition for the Diamondbacks first base job. Arizona has signed Russell Branyan, and the D-Backs are also considering pitcher Micah Owings for a little bit of first base time.

• The YES Network has been nominated for 46 New York Emmy awards. According to a press release, on-air talent Bob Lorenz, Paul O’Neill, John Flaherty, Marv Albert and Jim Spanarkel received individual nominations.

• The Blue Jays have wrapped up an extension with Jose Bautista. They’ve also signed Scott Podsednik to a minor league deal.

MLB Network announced its broadcast schedule for spring training games. The Yankees pop up quite a bit.

Associated Press photos of A.J. Burnett and Francisco Cervelli. They really have nothing to do with this post, but they were available, so why not use them?

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