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Ramiro Pena designated for assignment to make room for Chris Dickerson

Chris Dickerson bats against the Detroit Tigers during

Chris Dickerson bats against the Detroit Tigers during a spring training game in Lakeland, Fla. (March 24, 2012) (Credit: AP)

To make room on the 40-man roster for outfielder Chris Dickerson, one of the six players called up as rosters expanded, the Yankees designated Ramiro Peña for assignment ... Brian Cashman said it would be “optimal" to have top pitching prospect Manny Banuelos, whose elbow injury cost him most of 2012, ready to pitch in winter ball. “If not, we’ll see him in spring training, hopefully with 100 percent health behind him," Cashman said ... Pedro Feliciano has not suffered any setbacks in his rehab but has not seen a dramatic uptick in his velocity (mostly in the 84-mph range), making him less of a candidate for a call-up later this month. “We’ll see," Cashman said.

Tags: Chris Dickerson , Ramiro Pena , Brian Cashman , Manny Banuelos , Pedro Feliciano

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