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Austin Jackson Added to the 40-Man Roster and Set To Compete for Job

Friday, Nov. 20, 2009, the New York Yankees made a few tweaks to their 40-man roster. The Yankees added seven players to their roster in preparation for the upcoming Rule-Five draft. Reggie Corona, Kevin Russo, Eduardo Nunez, pitchers Romulo Sanchez, Ivan Nova, and Hector Noesi make up six of the seven players rescued from the draft.

Among those seven players is Yankees top prospect, Austin Jackson. Jackson could be the next big Yankees prospect since Derek Jeter, and could be making a splash in the major leagues as early as next season. 

In order for the Yankees to make room for these seven players, they had to designate one of their prospects for assignment. The New York Yankees have designated outfielder/first-base man, Shelly Duncan for ...

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