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Yanks put costumes on the rookies

Mike Mazzeo

The Yankees are known as "The Evil Empire."

So it was only fitting that they hazed their rookies by making them wear Star Wars costumes leaving for a road trip after Sunday’s 5-4 loss to the A’s.

The roster (from left):

Mark Littlefield (training staff): Chewbacca

Adam Warren: Han Solo

David Phelps: Princess Leia

Joe Girardi

Melky Mesa: Darth Vader

Cody Eppley: Luke Skywalker

Kenji Nimura (Hiroki Kuroda’s translator): Yoda