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Yankees talking with Bill Hall

The Yankees have engaged in discussions with free agent Bill Hall about a possible utility role, the New York Daily News reported.

Citing a person with knowledge of the situation, the newspaper reported that Hall is considering “a couple of teams.” The Yankees would likely only offer Hall a Minor League contract with a chance to make the club in Spring Training.

Hall, 32, batted a combined .211 last season with the Astros and Giants. The Yankees currently have Eduardo Nunez and Ramiro Pena in line as bench candidates who can play multiple infield positions and some outfield.

Yankees Winter League highlights

Here are some quick updates on Yankees players currently active in winter leagues (statistics current as of Thursday):

Jorge Vazquez hit .262 with 32 homers and 93 RBIs in 118 games for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in 2011.

IF Jorge Vazquez is batting .320 (24-for-75) in 19 games for the Tomateros de Culiacan of the Mexican Pacific League. He is tied for first in the league with six homers and ranks second with 21 RBIs. He has hit safely in nine consecutive games and is batting .423 (11-for-26) with runners in scoring position.

IF Ronnier Mustelier is batting .390 (16-for-41) with two homers and five RBIs in 10 games for the Phoenix Desert Dogs of the Arizona Fall League. He has hit safely in seven consecutive games.

RHP Chase Whitley has posted a 2.13 ERA in nine relief appearances for the Phoenix Desert Dogs of the Arizona Fall League, allowing three earned runs in 12 2/3 innings with three walks and 11 strikeouts.

RHP Hector Noesi is 1-1 with a 3.38 ERA in three starts for the Tigres del Licey of the Dominican Winter League. He started and earned the win in his last start on Oct. 29 at the Gigantes del Cibao, allowing an unearned run and four hits in six innings (one walk, five strikeouts).

RHP Preston Claiborne is 0-1 with a 1.00 ERA in nine games for the Phoenix Desert Dogs of the Arizona Fall League. He has not allowed a run in eight consecutive relief appearances (8.0 IP, 6 H, 3 BB, 5 K).

IF Ramiro Pena has appeared in one game for the Tomateros de Culiacan of the Mexican Pacific League, going 1-for-4 with a double.

Downloadable PDF courtesy of the Yankees: Minor League Report – Winter Leagues – 11.3.11

Game 94: Yankees vs. Rays

ST. PETERSBURG — It’s possible (though not likely) that two Yankees could make their Major League debut at Tropicana Field tonight.

Brandon Laird, called up yesterday after Ramiro Pena‘s appendectomy, is finally active after a flight delay forced him to arrive late yesterday. On Tuesday, it was lefty Steve Garrison who was called up from Double-A Trenton to take the place of righty Sergio Mitre, who’s battling a bacterial infection but was placed on the DL because of shoulder tendinitis.

More on all that soon, but here are the lineups prior to what most will agree is a very important start for Bartolo Colon …

YANKEES (56-37)
Derek Jeter, SS
Curtis Granderson, CF
Mark Teixeira, 1B
Robinson Cano, 2B
Nick Swisher, RF
Jorge Posada, DH
Russell Martin, C
Brett Gardner, LF
Eduardo Nunez, 3B

Pitching: RH Colon (6-5, 3.47 ERA)

RAYS (50-44)
Johnny Damon, DH
Ben Zobrist, RF
Evan Longoria, 3B
Casey Kotchman, 1B
B.J. Upton, CF
Robinson Chirinos, C
Sean Rodriguez, 2B
Sam Fuld, LF
Reid Brignac, SS

Pitching: RH Jeremy Hellickson (8-7, 3.21 ERA)

Some links from last night …

* Patience a virtue as Yanks edge Rays

* Jeter passes Kaline on career hits list

Hurt corner: Pena to DL thins Yanks at 3B

Yankees Notebook on Chavez and the Trade Deadline

* Yanks hope Colon has tossed aside concerns

(Sorry there was no blog yesterday — technical difficulties.)

– Alden 

Game 92: Yankees vs. Blue Jays

TORONTO — This should be interesting.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi chose Sunday as the day he’d shake up his lineup and give a few more guys a break from the field surface here at Rogers Centre. So, what we have is quite the afternoon delight — Eduardo Nunez fielding grounders at shortstop, Jorge Posada catching his throws at first base, and an all-turf field surrounding them.

Derek Jeter has the day off, Mark Teixeira is in as the designated hitter and Ramiro Pena gets his fifth start of the season at third base. But all our eyes will be on Phil Hughes, who makes his second start since returning from the disabled list.

Pregame, the Yankees switched outfielders, with lefty hitter Chris Dickerson returning and right-handed hitter Greg Golson being sent down to the Minor Leagues with the Yankees facing more righties in the coming days.

Still no Jose Bautista (ankle) for the Jays.

Here are your lineups …

YANKEES (54-37)
Brett Gardner, LF
Curtis Granderson, CF
Teixeira, DH
Robinson Cano, 2B
Nick Swisher, RF
Posada, 1B
Russell Martin, C
Nunez, SS
Pena, 3B

Pitching: RH Hughes (0-2, 10.57 ERA)

BLUE JAYS (47-48)
Rajai Davis, CF
Eric Thames, DH
Yunel Escobar, SS
Adam Lind, 1B
Edwin Encarnacion, 3B
Travis Snider, LF
Aaron Hill, 2B
J.P. Arencibia, C
Corey Patterson, RF

Pitching: RH Carlos Villanueva (5-1, 2.99 ERA)

From the Game Notes …

* The Yankees are 34-18 (a .654 winning percentage) since May 17, marking the second-best record in the Majors over that stretch. Only the Red Sox (35-16) have a better mark since then.

* New York is a Major League-best 27-5 in day games this season. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the only team to win at least 27 of their first 32 day games in a season was the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1955.

* Nunez has driven in 16 runs this season, eight of which have tied the game or given the Yankees the lead.

And here are some links from yesterday …

* CC stifles Blue Jays for 14th win

* Yankees Notebook, with stuff on Soriano, defense, Jeter and (of course) signs

* Hughes out to build on modest return

* Yankees reportedly one of many teams interested in Ubaldo

* Alfonso Soriano to the Yankees?

Alden 

MLB: Yanks can replace Melky with Pena

Major League Baseball has approved the Yankees’ request to replace the injured Melky Cabrera on the World Series roster with infielder Ramiro Pena.

The 25-year-old Cabrera suffered a slight strain of his left hamstring while running out a sixth-inning groundout in Game 4 of the Fall Classic on Sunday and manager Joe Girardi said he was “very limited” on Monday, as the Yankees look to defeat the Phillies and finalize their first title since 2000.

MLB postseason rules provide that injured players can be replaced during the World Series if the severity of the injury, as determined by MLB, is such that it would require a disabled list assignment during the regular season. Had this been the regular season, Girardi said that Cabrera would have been out of action for “maybe a couple of weeks.”

“He had an outstanding year,” Girardi said. “I thought he grew up a lot this year, he matured as a player and became dangerous from the right side as well as the left side. He did so many good things for us. He was the start of the walk-off hits, really. It’s unfortunate.”

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