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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Lefty Jon Niese said he accepted a minor league deal with the Yankees because he thought it was his best chance to make a big league roster. He thinks there are opportunities in the bullpen and the rotation. He had no major league contract offers.

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New Yankees minor-league acquisition Jonathon Niese doesn't have much experience versus AL teams. He has a 4.01 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in 187 games against NL opponents and a 4.62 ERA with a 1.55 WHIP in 24 games against AL foes.

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The Yankees signed Jonathon Niese to a minor-league contract. Niese won 61 games in his time with the Mets. Three pitchers have won at least 50 games with the Mets AND won a game with the Yankees - Dwight Gooden, Al Leiter and David Cone. Bob Ojeda is the other Mets 50-game winner to pitch for the Yankees, but he didn't win a game for them.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees have a minor league deal with Jon Niese, pending his physical, a source confirms. Niese was 8-7 with a 5.50 ERA last year. He will be an extra arm in camp with an outside chance to make the rotation. The New York Post first mentioned the signing.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees prospect Clint Frazier said he cut his red hair the weekend of the Super Bowl to meet team specifications. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he was cool with Frazier's length. Girardi didn't seem to care that much.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees setup man Dellin Betances said he has not spoken with team president Randy Levine. You may have heard, the two had a verbal feud Saturday over Betances' salary arbitration.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

A day later, Yankees setup man Dellin Betances said, "I don't regret anything I said."

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Prospect Clint Frazier has shown up with his red hair almost shoulder length. We'll see if he is told to cut it so he is fully in line with Yankee protocol.

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Betances responde a incendiarias declaraciones de presidente de Yankees

Después que Randy Levine arremetió en contra del agente del pelotero, acusándolo de avaricia y de utilizarlo como peón en las negociaciones con los Yankees, Betances rompió el silencio para contestarle al directivo de los Mulos del Bronx.

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Betances reacciona a declaraciones de Randy Levine (1:24)

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Something to keep in mind, if the Yankees aren't good, their No. 1 trade commodity would likely be ... Dellin Betances.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Jim Murray, Dellin Betances' agent, responded to Yankees' president Randy Levine's criticism by telling ESPN, "It is bizarre to me. I have no idea why he would have a press conference today – win or lose."

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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

El siempre bromista Aroldis Chapman rumbo a su sesión de lanzamientos. Luego Gary Sánchez se disculpa por cerrar la puerta del bullpen.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Dellin Betances: "I was planning on putting everything behind me until I was aware of Randy Levine's comments saying I was the victim in this whole process and saying how much they love me, but then they take me in a room trash me for about an hour-and-a-half. I thought that was unfair."

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Did you know? Over the last 3 seasons, Dellin Betances leads all relievers in strikeouts (392) and innings pitched (247.0)

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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Dellin Betances: "They take me in a room and they trash me for an hour and a half. That was unfair, especially, for me, and what I have done for this organization. Whenever they need me, I was there for them."

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

During the conference call, Yankees team president took Randy Levine took issue with the New York Times' coverage in the lead up to Dellin Betances' arbitration hearing.

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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Dellin Betances speaks up about the Yankees only valuing him as "an 8th inning guy".

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Like most players, Dellin Betances said he didn't enjoy being "trashed" in the arbitration room.

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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Dellin Betances, for the first time, speaks up and stands up for himself. Starts the presser by calling out Randy Levine for accusing him of being a "victim". Says he has been treated unfairly by the Yankees.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Dellin Betances said he plans on fighting for his teammates and the team's fans, but after the way the Yankees spoke about him in arbitration and Randy Levine's comments today, he may have to reconsider always being available. Betances has thrown the most pitches in baseball by a reliever over the past three years.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Dellin Betances clearly upset about the arbitration hearing. He sounds hurt by team president Randy Levine's comments.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs68022nd
Batting Average.25220th
On Base Percentage.31425th
Slugging Percentage.40521st
Earned Run Average4.1615th
Quality Starts7017th
WHIP1.267th
BAA.2488th

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