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New York Yankees pitcher Sergio Mitre warms up (Credit: AP)

New York Yankees pitcher Sergio Mitre warms up before the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Balitmore Orioles in Sarasota, Fla. (March 22, 2011)

Yankees spring training 2011

Scenes from Tampa as the Yankees prepare for the upcoming season.

Vice President Joe Biden, left, chats with U.S.
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Vice President Joe Biden, left, chats with U.S. Sen Bill Nelson, D-Fla., center, and New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi during a team practice before the Yankees spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Steinbrenner Field. (March 23, 2011)

Vice President Joe Biden, right, gestures as he
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Vice President Joe Biden, right, gestures as he talks with New York Yankees specials instructor Ron Guidry before the Yankees spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Steinbrenner Field. (March 23, 2011)

New York Yankees pitchers Joba Chanberlain, left, Mariano
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New York Yankees pitchers Joba Chanberlain, left, Mariano Rivera, center, and CC Sabathia, right, chat with Vice President Joe Biden who showed up during a team practice before the Yankees spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Steinbrenner Field. (March 23, 2011)

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Vice President Joe Biden, left, and U.S. Sen.
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Vice President Joe Biden, left, and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., right, chat with New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera while visiting the Yankees before their spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Steinbrenner Field. (March 23, 2011)

Baltimore Orioles pitcher Jason Berken throws in the
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Baltimore Orioles pitcher Jason Berken throws in the sixth inning of a spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees in Sarasota, Fla. (March 22, 2011)

New York Yankees pitcher Mark Prior warms up
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New York Yankees pitcher Mark Prior warms up before pitching the fifth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Balitmore Orioles in Sarasota, Fla. (March 22, 2011)

New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira reacts to being
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New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira reacts to being struck out by Baltimore Orioles pitcher Zach Britton in the fifth inning of a spring training baseball game in Sarasota, Fla. (March 21, 2011)

Baltimore Orioles' Luke Scott (30) rounds the bases
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Baltimore Orioles' Luke Scott (30) rounds the bases behind New York Yankees pitcher Sergio Mitre (45) after hitting a two-run home run in the third inning of a spring training baseball game in Sarasota, Fla. (March 22, 2011)

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New York Yankees pitcher Sergio Mitre warms up
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New York Yankees pitcher Sergio Mitre warms up before the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Balitmore Orioles in Sarasota, Fla. (March 22, 2011)

New York Yankees pitcher Sergio Mitre warms up
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New York Yankees pitcher Sergio Mitre warms up before the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Balitmore Orioles in Sarasota, Fla. (March 22, 2011)

New York Yankees' Jesus Montero reacts to being
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New York Yankees' Jesus Montero reacts to being struck out by Baltimore Orioles pitcher Zach Britton in the second inning of a spring training baseball game in Sarasota, Fla. (March 22, 2011)

New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain warms up
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New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain warms up before pitching the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Balitmore Orioles in Sarasota, Fla. (March 22, 2011)

New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano follows
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New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano follows through on his first-inning two-run home run off Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Brett Cecil in their spring training baseball game at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla. (March 19, 2011)

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New York Yankees Derek Jeter runs home to
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New York Yankees Derek Jeter runs home to score on an Alex Rodriguez first inning RBI double in their spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Steinbrenner Field. (March 19, 2011)

New York Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long, left
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New York Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long, left and teammate Derek Jeter greet Robinson Cano after Cano's first-inning, two-run home run in their spring training baseball game at Steinbrenner Field. (March 19, 2011)

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez tries
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New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez tries to tag Toronto Blue Jays center fielder Rajai Davis, who is safe at third running on an Eric Thames' fourth-inning single in their spring training baseball game at Steinbrenner Field. (March 19, 2011)

New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is
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New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is safe sliding back into second as Toronto Blue Jays Craig Stansberry applies a late tag in the fifth inning of their spring training baseball game at Steinbrenner Field. (March 19, 2011)

New York Yankees starting pitcher A.J. Burnett wipes
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New York Yankees starting pitcher A.J. Burnett wipes his face with his jersey during the Yankees 6-5 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays in a spring training baseball game at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Fla. (March 18, 2011)

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New York Yankees' Brett Gardner tosses his helmet
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New York Yankees' Brett Gardner tosses his helmet after he was thrown out at the plate in the third inning of the Yankees' 6-5 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays in their spring training baseball game at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. (March 18, 2011)

New York Yankees' Nick Swisher breaks his bat
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New York Yankees' Nick Swisher breaks his bat grounding into a first-inning double play in the Yankees' 6-5 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. (March 18, 2011)

Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon, right, chats
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Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon, right, chats with New York Yankees guest instructor and Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra before the Rays faced the Yankees in a spring training baseball game at Steinbrenner Field. (March 17, 2011)

Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Manny Ramirez (24)
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Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Manny Ramirez (24) gives a leaping bear hug to New York Yankees center fielder Andruw Jones before a spring training baseball game at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla. (March 17, 2011)

New York Yankees guest instructor and Hall of
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New York Yankees guest instructor and Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra, right, chats with Tampa Bay Rays senior adviser Don Zimmer before the Yankees faced the Tampa Bay Rays in a spring training baseball game at Steinbrenner Field. (March 17, 2011)

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Lefthander Manny Banuelos pitches for the Yankees in
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Lefthander Manny Banuelos pitches for the Yankees in a spring training start against the Red Sox on March 14, 2011.

The Yankees' Curtis Granderson, left, legs out an
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The Yankees' Curtis Granderson, left, legs out an infield single as Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez reaches for the ball during a spring training game in Fort Myers, Fla. (Mar. 14, 2011)

Yankees manager Joe Girardi, left, takes pitcher Dellin
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Yankees manager Joe Girardi, left, takes pitcher Dellin Betances out of a spring training game against the Red Sox in Fort Myers, Fla. (Mar. 14, 2011)

Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher throws his bat after
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Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher throws his bat after lining out in a spring training game in Fort Myers, Fla. (Mar. 14, 2011)

New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera winds
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New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera winds up in the sixth inning of the Yankees' 9-2 loss to the Minnesota Twins in a spring training baseball game at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla. (March 13, 2011)

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New York Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild, right,
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New York Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild, right, talks to starting pitcher Freddy Garcia in the third inning of the Yankees' 9-2 spring training baseball loss to the Minnesota Twins at Steinbrenner Field. (March 13, 2011)

Minnesota Twins' Tsuyoshi Nishioka follows through on his
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Minnesota Twins' Tsuyoshi Nishioka follows through on his third-inning double in the Twins' 9-2 victory over the New York Yankees in a spring training baseball game at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla. (March 13, 2011)

Injured New York Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli, right,
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Injured New York Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli, right, watches the Yankees' spring training baseball game against the Minnesota Twins at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla. (March 13, 2011)

Minnesota Twins' Tsuyoshi Nishioka (1) is put out
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Minnesota Twins' Tsuyoshi Nishioka (1) is put out at first by New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira on a first-inning sacrifice bunt in the Twins' 9-2 spring training baseball victory at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla. (March 13, 2011)

New York Yankees co-chairman Hank Steinbrenner, left, playfully
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New York Yankees co-chairman Hank Steinbrenner, left, playfully boxes with a guest in his private box during the Yankees' spring training baseball game against the Minnesota Twins at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla. (March 13, 2011)

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New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera delivers
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New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera delivers in the sixth inning of the Yankees' 9-2 loss to the Minnesota Twins in a spring training baseball game at Steinbrenner Field. (March 13, 2011)

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi, center, takes
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New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi, center, takes the ball from Yankees relief pitcher Romulo Sanchez who allowed two runs on three hits in the Yankees 10-3 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays in their spring training baseball game at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Fla. (March 11, 2011)

New York Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson leans
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New York Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson leans in as he chats with fans while signing autographs before the Yankees spring training baseball game at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Fla. (March 11, 2011)

New York Yankees catcher Jesus Montero (83) watches
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New York Yankees catcher Jesus Montero (83) watches as pitching coach Larry Rothschild, center, consoles relief pitcher David Phelps in the fourth inning of the Yankees 10-3 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays in their spring training baseball game at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Fla. (March 11, 2011)

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi watches the
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New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi watches the Yankees 10-3 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays in their spring training baseball game at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Fla. (March 11, 2011)

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New York Yankees third baseman Eric Chavez reacts
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New York Yankees third baseman Eric Chavez reacts reacts after he struck out looking in the third inning of a spring training baseball game at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Fla. (March 11, 2011)

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi, left, talks
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New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi, left, talks to bench coach Tony Pena before the Yankees spring training baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Brighthouse Field in Clearwater, Fla. (March 10, 2011)

Rain falls in the first inning as New
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Rain falls in the first inning as New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia delivers during a spring training baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Brighthouse Field. (March 10, 2011)

New York Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson reacts
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New York Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson reacts after he struck out looking in the second inning of the Yankees 7-0 shutout loss to the Philadelphia Phillies in their spring training baseball game at Brighthouse Field in Clearwater, Fla. (March 10, 2011)

New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia, center,
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New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia, center, consults with catcher Russell Martin, left, and first baseman and former catcher Jorge Posada with two out in the bottom of the second inning of their spring training baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Brighthouse Field in Clearwater, Fla. (March 10, 2011)

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New York Yankees first baseman Jorge Posada reacts
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New York Yankees first baseman Jorge Posada reacts as teammates tease him from the dugout at the beginning of the Yankees spring training baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Brighthouse Field in Clearwater, Fla. (March 10, 2011)

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (13)
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New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (13) throws to first while taking fielding drills before the Yankees spring training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Steinbrenner Field. (March 9, 2011)

Former New York Yankees second baseman Luis Sojo,
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Former New York Yankees second baseman Luis Sojo, left, shares a laugh with Yankees manager Joe Girardi before the Yankees spring training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Steinbrenner Field. (March 9, 2011)

New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez gestures after taking
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New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez gestures after taking batting practice before the Yankees spring training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Steinbrenner Field. (March 9, 2011)

New York Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli is shown
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New York Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli is shown using crutches and wearing a boot on his broken left foot as he boarded a gold cart before the Yankees spring training baseball game at Steinbrenner Field. (March 9, 2011)

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New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez fields
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New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez fields grounders on a back field before their Yankees spring training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Steinbrenner Field. (March 9, 2011)

New York Yankees guest instructor Tino Martinez laughs
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New York Yankees guest instructor Tino Martinez laughs as the Yankees take batting practice before their spring training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Steinbrenner Field. (March 9, 2011)

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