12/03/2007 07:49:00 PM

Molina Back, Phillips Designated For Assignment

Posted by Mark McCray |

The Yankees did a little housekeeping today...

They re-signed backup catcher Jose Molina :

The agreement, worth a reported $4 million, retains Molina, who was acquired by the Yankees from the Angels on July 21 in exchange for Minor League right-hander Jeff Kennard.
They also designated Andy Phillips for assignment in order to make room for Molina. I think everyone is sad to see Phillips go--but baseball is a business...
In order to make room on their 40-man roster, the Yankees designated first baseman Andy Phillips for assignment. A product of the Yankees' farm system who was selected in the seventh round of the 1999 First-Year Player Draft, Phillips fell victim to a numbers crunch at first base, where the Yankees are prepared to enter the 2008 season with Jason Giambi, Shelley Duncan and Wilson Betemit all on the roster and capable of playing the position.
Good Luck Andy!!!

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