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New York Yankees Claim Travis Ishikawa off Waivers from the Baltimore Orioles

class="ui-droppable">The New York Yankees have claimed first baseman Travis Ishikawa off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles, according to the team's Twitter account. Ishikawa was designated for assignment by the Orioles on June 29.



Ishikawa, a left-handed hitter, will serve as Lyle Overbay's backup at first base. Because he is out of options, the Yankees cannot send him down to the minor leagues.

To make room on the 40-man roster, Kevin Youkilis was moved to the 60-day disabled list. To make room on the 25-man roster, Mike Axisa of RiverAveBlues.com opines that David Adams could be sent down to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Alberto Gonzalez is also a candidate to be sent down, as the emergence of Luis Cruz as a viable option makes Gonzalez ...

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