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Report: Yankees sign Mark Reynolds

Cleveland Indians infielder Mark Reynolds waits in the

Cleveland Indians infielder Mark Reynolds waits in the dugout during batting practice before a game against the Seattle Mariners. (July 22, 2013) Credit: AP

The Yankees have signed slugger Mark Reynolds, according to a report on CBSSports.com.

Reynolds was batting .215 for the Indians this season with 15 home runs and 48 RBIs before Cleveland designated him for assignment last week.

With the Orioles last season, the righty-hitting Reynolds smacked 23 homers, including three multihomer games against the Yankees.

 

Sori likes rivalry

Alfonso Soriano, like any longtime Yankee, cherishes the chance to play a series against the Red Sox, which he will have again, starting Friday night in Boston.

It is one of the many joys he is experiencing in returning to his original big-league team.

His favorite moment in the rivalry was Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS, he said, "Against Pedro Martinez, when [Hideki] Matsui got the hit." Soriano at first thought it was Game 6. "That was a long time ago," he said.

Not as long as it has been since a Yankee had a run-producing series like he just did. He drove home a run in a 4-for-5 game against the Angels Thursday, giving him 14 RBIs in the series.

 

Jeter still out

Derek Jeter is not likely to return by the end of the series in Boston, Joe Girardi said, adding that the captain still needs to clear "hurdles" such as running the bases . . . LHP David Huff was called up from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Dellin Betances was sent down . . . The team announced the death of former traveling secretary Bill (Killer) Kane at 75. Kane spent more than three decades with the club, starting as the radio/TV statistician often mentioned by Phil Rizzuto during the pre-computerized numbers era.

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