Yankees Rumors: Fact or Fiction on All the Hottest Rumors in the Bronx, Part 3

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Yankees Rumors: Fact or Fiction on All the Hottest Rumors in the Bronx, Part 3
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This has been one of the more unusual offseasons for the New York Yankees.

Their first order of business was taking care of their own free agents, as the team brought back pitchers Hiroki Kuroda, Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera on one-year deals.

They let Russell Martin walk away as a free agent to the Pittsburgh Pirates, Eric Chavez left for the Arizona Diamondbacks, as did Andruw Jones to Japan and Nick Swisher is currently exploring his free agent options on the market.

The offseason plans drastically changed when it was announced that Alex Rodriguez needed hip surgery and would be out anywhere from four to six months.

So to fill the void left by A-Rod, the Yankees signed long-time Red Sox infielder Kevin Youkilis to a one-year, $12 million deal.

The Yankees then brought back Ichiro Suzuki on a two-year, $13 million deal, and he will be their primary right fielder in 2013.

The only other move the Yankees made was bringing in former Angels backup catcher Bobby Wilson on a one-year minor league deal.

Other than that, the Yankees haven't been very active, as they have passed on free agents like Josh Hamilton, Zack Greinke, B.J. Upton and Shane Victorino.

The Yankees have not spent big on free agents like they have in the past, as they attempt to get under the $189 million mark for their payroll.

However, the Yankees aren't quite done yet, and still have holes to fill on the roster.

This will be the third installment of "Fact or Fiction" regarding any rumors surrounding the Yankees.

We covered Part One back on November 18 and then Part Two back on December 3.

Now, here's Part Three of all the hottest rumors coming out of the Bronx.

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