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Brian Cashman Still Controls the New York Yankees

style="text-align: justify;">Via Brian Costello of the NY Post:

[Yankees general manager Brian Cashman] did not want to sign [Rafael Soriano], but was overruled by the Steinbrenners. The team and the pitcher agreed to a three-year, $35 million deal Thursday, pending a physical.

According to the source, ownership was worried about the bullpen’s depth should Mariano Rivera suffer an injury. Cashman felt Joba Chamberlain or David Robertson could fill the closer’s role if needed. But the Steinbrenners, along with team president Randy Levine, wanted Soriano.

“He stated his case,” the source said of Cashman. “But ...

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