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• The Yankees unconditionally released outfielder Brennan Boesch to create room on the 40-man roster for Lillibridge. Boesch hit .275 (14-for-51) with three homers and eight RBIs in 23 games for New York this season, and was playing at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

• The Yankees are hopeful that outfielder Curtis Granderson (fractured left fifth metacarpal) will begin a Minor League rehabilitation assignment within seven to 10 days, Cashman said.

• Right-hander David Phelps (right forearm strain) is tentatively slated to begin a Minor League rehab assignment on Tuesday. Nix (right hamstring strain) also should begin to play Minor League games within a week.

• On this date in 1959, Enos Slaughter became the oldest Yankee to hit a home run at 43 years and 83 days old.

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat.
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