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Yankees host live Hot Stove forum and auction to benefit Carlos Silva

The Yankees hosted a live "Hot Stove" Q&A forum Monday evening at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City, which included a silent auction of unique Yankees memorabilia. All proceeds benefited the family of WCBS employee Carlos Silva, who has been a producer and engineer of Yankees games on WCBS-AM 880 since 2006 and is battling esophageal and stomach cancer.

The event kicked off with fans asking live questions to manager Joe Girardi and GM Brian Cashman. Mark Teixeira and Mariano Rivera joined in shortly after to answer some questions on the upcoming season.

After the questioning, both Teixeira and Rivera auctioned off their signed jerseys.

"There's a lot of people here that love Carlos and there are also a lot of people here who don't know him who are showing their love by supporting this event," Cashman said. "We really appreciate that and we also ask that you keep him and his family in your prayers."

-- Matt Latimer / Real-Time Correspondent