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Yankees Notes: Blue Jays, Burnett, Eiland, Laird, Texeira

Yankees got their first taste of the Toronto Blue Jays yesterday and lost 6-1.

Here are some notes:

The Blue Jays have been better than expected this season and Brett Cecil and Jose Bautista showed them why. Cecil went 8 strong innings and Bautista homered twice. We’ve seen bad AJ Burnett a lot lately. In his last 6 starts, he is 2-3 with a 5.65 ERA. Pitching coach Dave Eiland has taken a leave of absence. There are no details except that it's not medical related and he’ll be back when he’s back. Yankees minor league third baseman Brandon Laird was named Eastern League Player of the Month. In May he hit .339 with a .591 SLG and a .374 OBP. The Royals claimed reliever Kanekoa Texeira off of waivers from the Mariners. He has to ...

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