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Yankees pitcher Dellin Betances’ anger over Randy Levine’s remarks still simmering

Yankees pitcher Dellin Betances lost his arbitration case against the Yankees on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. Late Saturday morning team president Randy Levine held a surprise conference call with reporters in which he used words such as "ridiculous," "half-baked" and "fantasy" to characterize Betances' $5-million request and even called Betances a "victim" of his agents' desire to reestablish the arbitration marketplace for reliever compensation. Betances fired back on Saturday, as did his agent, but on Sunday, manager Joe Girardi defended his star relief pitcher. (Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)