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New York Yankees’ Bench Seems Set with Five More Cuts

Yankees cut five more players from the big league camp yesterday: outfielder Greg Golson, righties Mark Melancon and Jonathan Albaladejo, and infielders Juan Miranda and Kevin Russo, according to Marc Carig of The Star-Ledger.

The cuts of Miranda and Russo have pretty much cemented the Opening Day bench, ensuring a spot for Ramiro Pena.

Backup catcher possibility Mike Rivera is still in camp, but the consensus has always been that Francisco Cervelli will be the Opening Day backup backstop. Rivera is probably only in camp as the Yankees need the extra catcher for the extra pitchers still in camp.

With the latest cuts, here is what the bench is projected to be.

Backup catcher: Francisco Cervelli
Utility infielder: Ramiro ...

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