The Yankees sign Brian Cashman to a three-year deal

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We were told that negotiations between Brian Cashman and the Yankees over a new contract were going smoothly. Must have, because the Yankees just announced that Cashman has agreed to a new three-year deal.  No details have been announced yet, but you can probably assume a bit of a raise was involved and all will proceed as all has proceeded to date.

Quite the drama-free offseason so far for the Yankees, eh?  Sign Sabathia, extend Cashman, exercise the options on Cano and Swisher. All before noon on Novmember 1st.

Are we gonna get any drama from the Bronx this winter? God, I hope so. Not sure what I’ll do without it.  Somebody go poke Hank Steinbrenner with a stick or something. Maybe something neat will happen.

Orioles place Chris Davis on injured list

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The Orioles announced on Sunday that first baseman Chris Davis has been placed on the 10-day disabled list due to a hip injury. Pitcher Evan Phillips was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk.

It is unclear when Davis, 33, suffered the injury, but he hadn’t started since Thursday. Davis famously got off to a very slow start — setting a record for futility — but has hit better over the last six weeks or so. Since April 13, he has a .229/.302/.427 batting line with five home runs and 15 RBI in 106 plate appearances. Still not what the Orioles want, but better than nothing.

Renato Núñez and Trey Mancini will handle first base while Davis is recovering from his injury.