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New York Yankees Not Interested in Scott Downs or Other Type-A Relievers

TORONTO - SEPTEMBER 23:   Pitcher Scott Downs #37 of the Toronto Blue Jays tosses the rosin bag during a break in game action against the Seattle Mariners on September 23, 2010 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Blue Jays defeated the Mariners 1-0. (Photo by Brad White/Getty Images)
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Bronx Baseball DailySenior Analyst IDecember 7, 2010

Via Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated:

Yankees won’t go for Downs or other Type-A relievers because they want to keep draft choices.

This is actually nothing new, but there have been some people out there who have tried to attach the Yankees to LHP Scott Downs, so I wanted to throw this out there again.

The other Type-A relievers, aside from Downs, that have been offered arbitration are righties Rafael Soriano and Grant Balfour. There are others, but they weren’t offered arbitration and won’t cost the Yankees a draft pick as a result.

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