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Mark Teixeira, Raul Ibanez, others to join MLB Network during playoffs

Mark Teixeira is interviewed on camera. Teixeira was

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Mark Teixeira will be the only member of the Yankees to participate in the 2013 playoffs. It just won't be on the field.

Teixeira is slated to join ex-Yankee and current Mariner Raul Ibanez, Blue Jays infielder Mark DeRosa and Orioles centerfielder Adam Jones as postseason guest studio analysts on MLB Network. White Sox broadcaster Ken "Hawk" Harrelson will also provide commentary.


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Yankees may wish they had a do-over on several players

Nick Swisher pumps his fist during batting practice

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The Yankees may want a do-over.

Perhaps a couple of them.

At the end of the 2012 season the team faced decisions on five significant free agents: Nick Swisher, Ichiro Suzuki, Russell Martin, Eric Chavez and Raul Ibanez.

The Yankees let four walk and retained Suzuki for two years, $13 million.

Let’s be clear: Most of the logic made sense at the time. The Yankees wanted to...

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