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Yankees' Mendoza will miss two games

Updated: May 28, 2002, 7:59 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- New York Yankees reliever Ramiro Mendoza flew to Panama on Tuesday morning and will miss two games after his grandmother died.

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Mendoza's wife arrived in Chicago on Monday night, and Mendoza told manager Joe Torre after the game that his grandmother had died.

''He came in and asked if it was OK if he goes home,'' Torre said before Tuesday's game. ''There's no question. We weren't going to keep him from doing that. I guess his grandmother ...

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