Yankees Rumors & News
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According to the Star-Ledger‘s Ed Price, Andy Phillips has been placed on waivers, signaling that Josh Phelps has predictably won a roster spot as the right-handed compliment to Doug Mientkiewicz at first base. The move has not been confirmed officially, as names of players placed on waivers are kept confidential, however Price reports that he was informed of the move by a major-league official who asked not to be identified.

Via Price:
Phelps, a Rule 5 pick from Baltimore in December, has hit .424 this spring, with three homers and 10 RBI in 33 at-bats.

“He’s been very impressive,” manager Joe Torre said yesterday. “He’d be thought of as a guy against a left-hander and he looks very comfortable against left-handers. And he’s done some big things against right-handers this spring.”

Phillips, who missed part of camp after his mother was badly injured in a car accident, has a .190 average, with four singles, five strikeouts and no walks in 21 at-bats. He did not play last night.

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