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Yankees closing in on Vazquez

The Yankees were getting close to re-acquiring right-hander Javier Vazquez on Tuesday morning, reportedly agreeing to a trade with the Braves that would also net them left-hander Boone Logan.

New York would send outfielder Melky Cabrera, lefty Mike Dunn and a Minor Leaguer to the Braves in exchange, according to the New York Daily News. The Yankees’ interest in Vazquez was first reported by the New York Post.

Yankees GM Brian Cashman has been looking for another arm to add to the rotation, and Vazquez fits the bill in terms of being affordable as the club looks to come in under $200 million in payroll for 2010. Vazquez is owed $11.5 million for 2010 in the final year of his contract.

– Bryan Hoch

Tune in tomorrow – same Bat-time, same Bat-channel

Adam West.jpgVia the New York Post’s George King comes this tidbit: the Yankees will haze their rookies tomorrow as they depart Safeco Field en route to Anaheim. The theme of this year’s dress-up disaster: the campy 1960s ‘Batman’ TV series.

King reports that Mark Melancon will be dressed as Batman. Catwoman will be played by Ramiro Pena and Mike Dunn will be dressed as The Riddler. Video coordinator Anthony Flynn will be in Robin garb and massage therapist Lou Potter will don The Penguin’s clothes. Radar gun operator Brett Weber will be The Joker.

CC Sabathia is taking the ‘cast’ to dinner in California, as Jason Giambi used to do. Last year’s hazing took place in Boston, when the youngest Bombers had to walk out of Fenway Park dressed as the Village People after a rainout on the next-to-last day of the season.

In 2007, they walked out of Yankee Stadium dressed as characters from ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ complete with the soundtrack blaring from the clubhouse speakers.

Yankees call up five

The Yankees have promoted Francisco Cervelli, Ramiro Pena, Mark Melancon, Edwar Ramirez and Mike Dunn as their Sept. 1 callups, according to Chad Jennings of the Scranton Times-Tribune. We’ll have more updates and information from the clubhouse here at Camden Yards.

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