Yankees Pick Up Soriano, Feliciano; Gardner & Sabathia Might Sit Out Spring Training

The New York Yankees may have not gotten the big name starter, but they sure did get the big name reliever. The Yankees picked up Rafael Soriano from the Tampa Bay Rays and Pedro Feliciano from the Mets to work in the bullpen before Mariano Rivera. Feliciano signed with the Yankees for 2 years while Soriano signed for 3 years. The Yankees felt that they needed a setup man since Kerry Wood went back to the Cubs, and they felt that no one better than Soriano could compliment Rivera in the bullpen while they believed Feliciano could complement Boone Logan or David Robertson.

Meanwhile, the Yankees might not have their starting pitcher or starting left fielder for Spring Training since both of them are recovering from surgery. CC Sabathia is recovering from knee surgery that had to be done after the 2010 season and Brett Gardner is recovering from wrist surgery which was done December 7. Both of them might sit out until the start of the 2011 season which is March 31. No word on who will replace Sabathia and Gardner during Spring Training, which is probably why Cashman is interested in either resigning Johnny Damon or signing Andruw Jones.

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