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Saturday, May 04, 2013

David Robertson out with sore hamstring until at least Tuesday, Chamberlain placed on 15 day DL

5/4/13, "Setup man David Robertson is out for the banged-up Yankees’ series against the Oakland Athletics because of a sore left hamstring, leaving Mariano Rivera as New York’s only regular late-inning reliever available against the defending AL West champions.

Seventh-inning specialist Joba Chamberlain was officially placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday, retroactive to April 28. He has a right oblique strain. The Yankees have 10 players on the DL.

Robertson hoped he would only miss a couple of days, but manager Joe Girardi says Robertson would be unavailable at least until the Yankees begin a series at Colorado on Tuesday.

The Yankees purchased the contract of right-hander Preston Claiborne from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. To make room on the 40-man roster, New York designated righty Cody Eppley for assignment." Detroit Free Press, "AL roundup: Indians top Twins for 5th win in row"

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3/28/13, "Yankees Should Trade Robinson Cano And Mariano Rivera," Tom Van Riper, Forbes

"As for Rivera, last season proved that the Yankees don’t particularly need him. With a deep stable of bullpen arms, holding leads after eight innings – Rivera’s only job – isn’t a big problem."...

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